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VOL. 1. 





NO. 1. 



It is in time of crises that the 
destinies of men are determined. At 
such times resolution means every- 
thing. It is no less true of great 
movements. Such a time has been 
reached in the history of higher 
education have not even kept pace 
pecially true of higher education for 
women. The future of higher educa- 
tion depends upon the foresight and 
lesolution of today. 

What are the facts. There are 
three hundred per cent more, students 
in the three state colleges of Ala- 
bama — University, Auburn and Monte, 
vallo — than there were ten years 
ago. The cost of living and main- 
tenance of all institutions is much 
higher, on account of the higher 
prices, than it was ten years ago. 
Notwithstanding this fact, the ap- 
propriations in Alabama for highei 
education have nto even kept pace 
with the actual increase in attend- 

These three higher institutions are 
today congested and overrun with 
students. Dormitory space is taxed 
to capacity. Class rooms are too 
small for the necessarily large 
classes. An insufficient number of 
teachers make necessary a large num- 
ber of student-teachers. That is the 
conditio".- today. What will be the 
condition four years from now? 

According to the State Department 
there were enrolled last year one 
hundred per cent more students in 
the high schools of Alabama than 
there were four years ago, which 
means that four years from now, 
there will be at least twice as many 
students knocking at the door of 
colleges in Alabama. Yet, in spite 
of that, the legislature, at its last 
session, failed to make any increase 
in appropriations for the next four 
years. The situation is alarming.. 

Must the young people of Alabama 
be denied the opportunities which 
are given to the young men and 
women of sister states, or must they 
be forced to go outside the state for 
college training? The situation for 
higher education as a whole is dis- 
tressing enough, but it is still more 
acute for the young women of Ala- 
bama who desire training in the 
State's college for women. 

In the past twelve years, the num- 
ber of young women in the three 
state colleges of Alabama has in- 
creased one thousand per cent. Ala- 
bama College enrolled last year dur- 
ing the nine months 427 pupils. This 
year already the enrollment has 
reached 635, an increase by the end 
of the year of at least sixty per 
cent. In order to make this possible, 
the citizens of Montevallo donated a 
temporary annex, which is housing 
sixty girls and one teacher. The din- 
ing room, dormitory, class rooms, 
chapel hall, all, are taxed to their 
limit. What is to be done next 
year at the rate of increase ex- 
perienced during the past years? 
There will be three hundred young 
v/omen knocking at the doors of 
Alabama College, who will have to 
be denied entrance because the state 
will not care for them. 

It is a challenge to the young 
women of Alabama who are now 
students at the State's College for 
Women, to the alumnae of Alabama 
College, to organize bodies of women 
in the state, to each one who be- 
lieves in the necessity of higher edu- 
cation for women. The future of 
education in Alabama today depends 
very largely upon the response we 
make to this challenge, upon the 
determination that we have, that it 
3hall not fail. 

I would appeal especially to the 









Perhaps you've wondered about 
the name of our paper. The Van 
Guard. 'Fess up now — haven't you 
caught yourself wondering "how does 
it get that way"? There, I knew 
you had, but that's all right— of 
ov.roo you want to- kuovv-' what' it 
means, 'neverthing. So "listen my 
children and you shall hear — " 

There's a long road that leads over 
the hills and far away, — a gypsy 
tiaJ — and you and I are traveling 
together along that beautiful trail. 
Through beautiful woods, past vil- 
lages and farm houses and meadows, 
over the brow of a hill, and lo! Be- 
fore us is spread a vast plain with 
cur beautiful gypsy trail winding 
across it like a brown river that 
flows off into nothing. A caravan 
moves slowly along, a procession of 
v-hite covered gypsy wagons, each 
drawn by a funny little mule. 

We stop to await its coming — to 
take in the full beauty of its slow 
approach across the hot sunny plain. 
As it draws nearer, we see that the 
first wagon is not moving along in 
the slow drowsy gait of the others, 
but is driven by a young gypsy — 
brave and bold, with flashing dark 
eyes that are a challenge to any 
of the dangers and pitfalls of the 
new unknown trail. 

This wagon is the Van Guard, the 
Leader, who breaks the trail and 
leads the way for those who follow. 
Behind it comes the other wagons, 
drowsily confident that the path is 
v ell chosen and that they are safe 
in following. 

And now the caravan has passed 
us, but you and I still see the 
brave dark eyes of the leader and 
remember him most of all, for we 
know that no matter how long or 
hard the trail, the Van Guard has 
made it easier for the long line of 
white covered wagons that follow. 

So there, Girls! The story is done! 
And you see "how it gets that 
way" — why our first college paper 
is called the Van Guard. And here- 
after, when our modest little journal 
has grown into a full-sized weekly 
or bi-weekly paper, you will still 
remember the one who came first, 
who made the trail, and led the 
way for all the others. 


The Montevallo and Selma Ex- 
change Clubs held a joint meeting, 
Monday, November the 26th, 1923, in 
Montevallo, Ala. Both clubs had a 
majority of their members present. 

A five course dinner was served 
by the Home Economics girls in 
Block Hall, during which the follow- 
ing program was beautifully rendered: 

Song, "America."' 

Introductions. M , 

Solo — Miss Ethe; Harrington. 

Addres of Welcome — Pres. C. G. 

Response — Pres. W. W. Burns. 

Music — College Orchestra. 

Exchange in the city of Selma — 
Bruce Craig. 

Exchange in the 'city of Montevallo 
— T. W. Palmer. 

Owing to the illness of the presi- 
dent of the Montevallo Exchange 
Club, Dr. T. W. Palmer presided 
over the meeting. 

The Selma Exchangeites expressed 
their appreciation of the hospitality 
of Montevallo, and accepted the cor- 
dial invitation to return again in the 
very near future 


We, the Alabama College, wish to 
express our J'eartiest and most 
grateful appreciation to our patrons 
who have so willingly given us aid 
in publishing our school paper. You 
have been loyal to us from the very 
first, and we will do ourbest to make 
you proud of us in every way. 


Kathryn McC. : "Isn't it nice for 
you to have a realtive in school?" 

Edith Ed.: 'Why, I haven't any." 

Kathryn: "Well, I heard you call 
Miss Brooks, Aunt Myrt." 


alumnae of Alabama College— one of 
the greatest colleges for women in 
the South — to organize themselves 
into mands for the purpose of see- 
ing that young women of today and 
of tomorrow shall not be denied the 
privilege of higher education that 
their sisters in adjoining states are 

The question has been asked if 
Student Government is a vital factor 
of school life. Let us see if we can 
find a few points in favor of this 

First, it is very effective in pro- 
moting the proper relationship be- 
tween students and faculty. In the 
past, pupils have usually regarded 
the teachers more as "task masters" 
and "busy bodies" than anything 
else. There has always been a gap 
between them that couldn't be filled 
by either group, and as a result, 
there has been a great deal of 
friction. We students must realize 
that the majority of our teachers are 
older, both in yearis and experience, 
than we are, and are capable of ad- 
vising us in a great many things. 
Open-minded, far-sighted college in- 
structors and students have been the 
instigators of the Student Govern- 

ment movement, realizing that no 
ether form of government would be 
adequate for the modern, growing 

Second, Student Government in- 
sures better conduct on the part of 
students, produces a cooperative spirit 
which is carried over into every 
phase of life; makes pupils look 
upon school as their very own and 
take personal pride, enthusiasm in 
its inter-scholastic activities; is a 
mighty factor in developing will- 
power and character; has tremendous 
value in citizenship training; fosters 
fair play, unselfish service, self-con- 
trol, consideration of the rights of 
others, respect of the laws of social 

If Student Government had been 
introduced in the college of 25 years 
ago, no doubt it would have been 
a failure, but the college of today 
has changed in many respects — most 
especially in the type of its students. 
The college boy or girl of today has 
many more responsibilities, owing to 
the advancement and new problems 
of the growing nation. 

For instance since Woman Suffrage 
has come into effect Student Govern- 
ment is a vital factor in the colleges 
for women because woman is called 
upon to take part in the activities 
of the nation. 

The world owes us nothing. It is 
we who owe the world and, there- 
fore, to pay the debt which is upon 
every human being, it is necessary 
for us to so train ourselves that we 
may become in life the best type of 
citizen. No other activity can pre- 
pare us better in life than a true 
participation in Student Government 
and every student who enters into 
this with a real spirit and determi- 
nation to se the movement go over 
the top, will make a success. 

College Doors Swing Open For 630 
Students. Dormitory and Barracks 
Are Both Full. 

The opening of school this year 
was attended by more orderliness, 
less confusion, and better spirit 
among the students than before, even 
though more than 630 students flow- 
ed through Alabama College's open 
door when classes began. 

This willingness to cooperate shows 
that the students are benefited by 
the work they did lats year as a 
result of the student government. 
There will be a bigger school this 
year than ever before and from pres- 
ent indication a better school, be- 
cause the Student Government is at 
work and it seems already to have 
obtained the cooperation of the en- 
tire school. 

The older students, by setting a 
good example for school patriotism, 
have made the task of bringing up 
the Freshmen into college ways, a 
much simplier task than hitherto. 




Next Best Thing to Seeing King 
Tut's Tomb. 

On the fifteenth of November, a 
veritable box of antiquity was un- 
packed at our school, an Egyptian 
exhibition which remained one 
month. Wrapped in tissue paper 
and stored away in a box not larg- 
er than milady's hat box it came, 
insured for $1,000, and justly so, for 
upon unpacking this rival of Pan- 
dora's chest, everything (except 
trouble) appeared, from articles 
looking suspiciously like eye brow 
tweezers to the great god Hora him- 

There were necklaces of amber 
and painted glass, rings, ear rings, 
and pendants, arrow heads, idols, ani- 
mals and images of kings; a bronze 
mirror, perfume bottles, curious bone 
hair pins which made one thankful 
for bobbed hair, and palettes upon 



" • ■- - *. 

The college girls have already had 
the pleasure this year of hearing 
Tom Skeyhill, the famous Australian 
poet and soldier, who lectu y\ on 
"The New Renaissance in Europe." 

"There are six outstanding thoughts 
in the minds of the young men to- 
day," said Mr. Skeyhill. "The 
thoughts are: (1) Peace, (2) Rechris- 
tianizing the World, (3) Good health 
program of eugenics, (4) International 
order, (5) Constructive Science, (6) 
Reformed Education." 

As time was limited, Mr. Skeyhill 
elaborated on only one of these 
thoughts, that of peace. "Russia, 
Turkey, Italy and others cry, 'Peace.' 
There will be no other war in 
Europe in our lifetime because the. 
young men will not fight again." 
said the speaker. "Arguments against 
the war are these: (1) the war 
profited nothing but suffering and 
misery, (2) war is bloody and loath- 

This instructive and most interest- 
ing lecturfe was ended with Mr. 
Skeyhill's experiences in the Dar- 


The games which Alabama College 
has scheduled for this year are: 

Alabama College and Athens Col- 
lege, to be played at Athens, Dec. 14. 

Alabama College and W. C. A., to 
be played at Montevallo, Jan. 16.. 

Alabama College and W. C. A., to 
be played at Montgomery, Feb. 9. 

Negotiations for other important 
games are unde rway. 

which possibly some of Cleopatra's 
ancestors mixed her rouge, which, by 
the way, is said to have been green. 

Aside from its mythological and ar- 
tistic interest, the exhibition reminds 
us once more that human nature 
varies little through the ages, for 
these few relics of ancient civiliza- 
tion show that the Egyptians en- 
joyed the pomps and vanities of the 
world — even as you and I — and that 
they had their hours of deeper med- 
itation is attested to by the fact that 
symbol of eternity, the sacred scarab 
and the idols of Osises and Hora's 
are famed among the collection. 





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"Whoop 'Er Up" 

The Van Guard is making her de- 
but. Her first bow to the students 
of Alabama College. She is, in other 
words, a timid ) shrinking, green lit- 
tle FRESHMAN entering school in 
the middle of the year and knowing 
that twelve hundred curious feminine 
eyes are watching her every move. 
Naturally her self-consciousness will 
soon become painful unless she is 
made to feel that she belongs^ that 
the student body wants her to stay. 

"Whoop 'er up" girls! Make her 
feel at home, talk about her, boast 
about her, write to your favorite 
hometown drug store lor an ad, con- 
tribute a literary masterpiece for a 
front-page head-line, send a copy to 
whoever it is that sends you his 
school paper and aDove all SUB- 
SCRIBE! Your subscriptions are 
the food upon which this Freshman 
thrives. Don't let her die for want 
Of it. 

If you want a school aaper help 
keep it alive! Show your pep, your 
interest, your cooperation, your loy- 
alty to your college. 



the mirror of Alabama College, in 
which is reflected all heppenings and 
information vital to our student life. 
We should, therefore, help and sup 
port, our paper because it not only 
benefits the school as a unit, but 
individually helps every student. 

Our paper is representative of us 
to the public as many outsiders read 
it with interest, especially those hav- 
ing friends attending our college. 

The "Van Guard" is by the student 
for the benefits of the students and 
so it rests with the students to make 
it all that it should be. 


Do you speak in a loud, overbear- 
ing way? If so, try to tone down a 
little.. You not only are spotted out, 
but you annoy others. 

The modern tendency of conver- 
tation is to use slang. Avoid it, 
jpeak thoughtfully and correctly. 

Slang might sound '"smart," but it 
I harmful and robs you of the 
teauty of your mother tongue. 

Be sincere, o you use flattery as 
it often leads to deception. This may 
lead to conceit and make one despi- 

Never belittle anyone. He might 
laugh at it at the tir-3, but he never 
;orgets the pain. 

Make your conversation unassum- 
ing and uplifting. Be humorous, 
fright, correct, if you would be in- 

Never hurt anyone's feelings. Ap- 
,iy the golden rule in talking. Never 
jay anything that you wouldn't want 
mid to you. Be a man.— Howard 

One can easily recognize a Fresh- 
man by his smiling countenance and 
easy-going ways. The higher stu- 
dents (higher in class by not in 
standards) look down upon the happy 
Freshmen with envy and malice. It 
is easy to point out the Freshman's 
face from that of the Sophomore's, 
Tunior's or Senior's. 

All the other classes realize that 
it is impossible for "Alabama 
College" to exist without this wonder- 
ful class. They have a brilliant 
future, a wonderful past, and a glor- 
ious present. 

"Hats off to the Freshmen!" 



Benjamin Franklin said that a 
newspaper was the mirror of its 
immunity. The "Van Guard" is 

R.A. Hendrick's Drug 

Drinks, Candies, Toilet 

Compliments of 

J. R. Johnson 

1. Who and what were the Pil- 
grim Fathers ? 

2. Where is the Garden of Eden? 

3. Where is the Arch of Titus? 

4. Who pained the Mona Lisa? 

5. When was the "Golden Age" 
of Greece? 

6 Where and by whom was the 
Magna Charta signed? 

7. Which planet is nearest the 

8. Who are the leading American 

9. How does one reach the Holy 

10. What distinguishes a Corot 

11. Is the Darwinian theory now 
accepted by scientists? 


'Tis not for idle dreams we live. 
For rosy path ways look and long. 
But for the common things of life 
We jostle on among the throng. 

We pay the price for longing vain 
That steal our useful time away. 
Awake, then, now to your duty's call 
To life, and service give your day. 


L, M. Latham 


CIVo-Wxyvo. College 


At last our dream have come true! 
We have now in our possession a 
iew athletic field. The above figure 
shows the plan of the field, which is 
to be called Mallory Field. The 
Athletic Board has been worked 
diligently and long for this 
additional space, and now that we 
have it we expect to make good use 
of it, and extend our athletics to 
correlate with our big field. 

This year the athletic board has 
made out a budget. The following 
amount to be spent in each depart- 

Swimming pool supplies and 
repairs $ 308.00 

Hockey supplies and inci- 
dentals 21.50 

Basket ball supplies and al- 
lowance for varsity 416.00 

Tennis suplies and care of 

Camping and hiking inciden 

General provisions 



P. C. Wilson Drug Co. 

Drinks, Confections and Toilet 

TOTAL $1,000.00 

There are four main departments 
in this association, namely, basket- 
ball, hockey, tennis, and swimming. 
Basket-ball is probably the oldest 
department. For several years it 
has been the leading sport and has 
developed much enthusiasm and 
sportsmanship in school, first in 
class match games and recently in 
inter-collegiate games. Our first 
varsity team was chosen in the fall 
of 1921. Not many victories were 
won the fihst year, but the second 
year our team put a strong shoulder 
;o the wheel and soon developed that 
speed, accuracy and strength which 
makes possible to sure victory al- 
ways. It came on.'y through long 
and steady practice and strong de- 
termination. With a big, loyal, and 
sympathetic student body always 
backing them up. Our team has 
entered the contests of this state, 
and already her fame has spread 
abroad. Last year we lost only 
one game, and this year we expect 
to hear the cry of victory with every 
game we play. We must not forget 
to offer praise and thanks to our 
Physical directors who have put 
forth their best effort, and through 
their thorough training and active 
interest have placed this team on 
top. They have also been the main 
beads in establishing, encouraging 
and promoting the other edpartments 
in which success has always found 
its way. 

Hockey is a new sport, recently 
adopted by the school. Much en- 
thusiasm is already being shown over 
this game, and we are looking for- 
ward to great success. We hope 
to establish hockey, first in the 
classes, and eventually to have a 
varsity team. 

Soccer is another new sport which 
who expect to soon establish. 

Tennis is an old sport, and no 
other department has offered more 
pleasure to the students than has 
tennis. Each year a tournament is 
arranged and double single matches 
are played between classes. Aside 
from this the courts are kept up 

throughout the year, and all are 
urged to take advantage of them. 

Swimming is advancing very rapid- 
ly. There are two sessions of 
swimming, early fall and early spring. 
Red Cross life saving is taught, and 
we have a division director of the 
Red Cross first aid to come here 
and give the latest instructions in 
this work. Swimming is taught to 
every girl in the school, and each 
one is required to pass a beginner s 
test before the year is over. The 
association hopes to provide some 
additional hath houses in the near 

Camping and hiking are becoming 
very popular, and the prospects of 
advancement look encouraging. We 
are working to give the students 
evary advantage in this wonderful 
out-door sport. We will most likely 
have a camping place with a con- 
venient hut of our own before next 

Each spring the Physical Education 
department puts on a field day en- 
terprise. Each class enteres contests 
for various athletic feats, such as 
foot races, bell throwing, relay races, 
running high jump, flat foot jump, 
drills and various other stunt per- 

The Athletic Association is offering 
a loving cup to the class who wins 
che most points in athletics. 

This year we anticipate many 
brilliant achievements in every de- 
partment and in the association as 
a whole. The Constitution has been 
revised and amended by the board 
and noted upon the student body. 
Everything; is now in working order, 
and we earnestly desire the support 
of all members of the college. 

♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

THE Y. W. C. A. 


Profs are those which: 

Talk so darn fast that you can't 
take a note. 

Spend three-quarters of an hour 
and one box of chalk explaining, and 
then after you've copied four pages 
of notes, tell you that the stuff is 
not important. 

Wear red neck ties and horse col- 
lars and purple socks. 

Wait until you're crowded with 
work and then throw a quizy. That's 
important, girls. 

Think that their class is the only 
important one that you have and 
hand out problems and Library 
courses as if they were German 

Tell you not to "bone" for exams 
because it will be general and then 
ask if you agree with the statement 
on page 247. 

Give you the F's and the others 
the C's and A's. They always take 
you by surprise. When you expect 
an A you invaribly get an F. 

Call the roll the day you cut — And 
you gone! 

SSS'S— SSSHSHSHSH-S— That's all. 

By Mary Bradshaw. 

There is prohaDiy no organ- 
ization on the campus that 
has been leading such a very 
busy sort of life thi sterm, 
as the Y. W. C. A. We have 
been presenting a series of 
programs on international 
questions, and have been for- 
tunate enough to have secured 
the service of several foreign 
students and Y. W. C. A. 
workers who have seen ser- 
vice in Europe, in helping us 
to bring this problem before 
our students. We have been 
working through our confer- 
ence committee to secure 
funds to send oui- delegates to 
the student Volunteer Conven- 
tion which will meet in In- 
dianapolis, Ind., iJuring the 
Christmas holidays. Our asso- 
ciation is fortunate in the se- 
lection of Lida Allen, Marga- 
ret Butler, Bessie Fowler, and 
Margaret Embry to represent 
us at this conference, while 
Miss Lula Palmer will be our 
fourth representive. The Y. 
W. C. A. will have charge of 
the annual Red Cross Roll 
Call year, and are hoping to 
go over the top 100 per cent. 
With this and our annual 
Student Relief fund we will 
be kept busy soliciting contri- 
butions for days to come. 
Please girls sacrifice a sham- 
poo or message made postive 
by our new beauty parlor, and 
make Alabama College look 
prosperous in her report of 
these campaigns. 
♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 










"Turmoil," in the assembly hall at 
lunch hour. 

"The Eternal Triangle," by any 
of Miss S.'s Trig students. 

"The Vamp," by P. Snell. 

"The Parting of the Way," by the 

"The Amazing Interlude," by a 

"The Beggar," the Van Guard Staff. 

The drummer is the only one that 
gets paid for knocking! Be a booster! 

E. D. Carpenter Shoe 

Worley & Horn 

Fresh Meats, Groceries, 
Candies, Fresh Vebetables 
and Fruits 

Barber Shop 

G. H. Kendrick 



One Price 
Efficient Service 
Good Merchandise 

The Kind of 
Store You Like to 
Deal With 

Loveman Co. 

Gadsden, Ala. 



Gene Houston (third grader) : "Miss 
Boyd, I ate ten potatoes as big as 
my head." 

Vera (practice teacher) : "My 
heavens! Not all at once!" 

Gene: "No, mam. It took me a 
long time, 'most an hour." 

"Are you letting your hair grow 

"No; I'm just broke." 

World's Shortest Conversation. 




"Because." — Selected. 

Regulating Traffic. 

City Traffic Cop: "Why didn't you 
s;op at first. Didn't you see me 
wave at you?" 

Buster Latham: "Yes. I certainly 
did; but I'm not that kind of a 

Had he placed the furside outside, 

Had he placed the skinside inside, 
Had he placed the outside inside, 

And the inside outside 
Then the warmside would have been 
And the coldside inside, 
So to get the furside inside, warm- 
side inside, 
Placed the skinside, inside, out- 

New you know why Hiawatha placed 
the outside, furside, warmside, 
inside, and the inside, skinside, 
coldside, outside. — Selected. 

Looking to the Future. 

Big Burle'y Burglar: "Would you 
sooner lose your money or your 

Freshman: ''My life. I want my 
money for my old age." 

Ruth S. (Speaking of her new 
records) : "How do you like 'Waiting 
For The Evening Mail'?" 

Mary: "Fine. It's the only time I 
ever get any." 

I want a man, and I want him 

Why the bare idea of telling the 
naked truth. — Selected. 

Freshie: "What bell is that?" 
Senior: "Why, the one right up 
there on the wall!" 

Prof.: "What three words are popu- 
lar with you?" 

Seudent: "I don't know." 
Prof.: "Correct." 

Freshie (Seeing a sign that read 
"Smith's Manufacturing.") :"Now I 
know where all the Smiths at Ala- 
bama College came from." 

Mildred V. (commenting: on Mary 
R.'s picture) : "Mary, it looks just 
like Mona Lisa." 

Charlotte S.: "I've been trying to 
think all afternoon what movie star 
she looks like. 

Freshman (home for the first 
time) : "I am officer at school, a 
class marshall." 

Ex-soldier brother:: "That's noth- 
ing. I used to be a court martial." 

Practice teacher: "Put your map 
down, Mary Anne. Why can't boats 
go all the way up the Mississippi 

Small Boy (looking on the vertical 
position of the map) :: Because it's 
up hill." 

Crooks S. (returning from her 
bath after lights): "Oh! Jess! 
Where's your flashlight." 

Jess S.: "I den't know! What do 
you want with it?' 

Crooks S.: "I want to see whose 
rag I've bathed with." 

Mildred A. (in food testing chemis- 
try, testing for ptylin) : "Miss John 
son, I can't perform my experiment 
because I can't find the bottle of 
saliva! " 

Prof.: "Can you decline hug?" 
S'tude: "No, Sir! I never decline 

We join Dr. Palmer in sincerely 
hoping that the following tragedy 
will never be enacted. 
There was a doctor by the name of 

Who fell in well and broke his 

The girls all said the fault was her 

Should have tended the sick; left the 
well alone. — Selected. 

The Freshmen are doing some very 
rare work now. Yes — not so very 
well done. 

If it is true that, "As a woman 
thinketh, so is she," wonder what 
Twitty thinks about. 


(Apologies to Miss Sutherland and 

When that Sir George had slayne ye 

He sate him downe furnished a 
And wit ye well 
Within a spell 
He had a right damne plaisant 
jag on. — Selected. 

Sighs of relief are floating up on 
all sides that exams are over, but 
with some of the "rats" you wouldn't 
exactly call them sighs of relief. 
They are wondering how they'll ever 
get to be a senior, and some of the 
seniors themselves are wondering 
how they ever got there. 

What is the difference between 
life and love? 

Life is one darned thing after an- 

Love is two darned things after 
each other. 

To Kate Rainer and Francis Sainer. 

Snow on the mountain, fish in the 


A red-headed girl made a fool out of 

Can't use a brunette, a blond's too 

1 love women, but I crave them red. 

The best jokes aren't in this 
paper. They walk around on two 
feet! Ha! 

There is no single things so es- 
sential to Success in whatever calling 
as Education. 

There never was an age in the 
history of the world when it was sc 
true as it is now that "Knowledge 
is Power." 


Apologies to Longfellow. 

Hiawatha skinned the squirrel 
Just sat down and went and skin- 
ned it; 

Went and skinned it to a finish, 
Prom it's skin he made some mit- 

Made them with the outside inside, 
Made them with the inside outside, 

Made them with the furside inside, 
Made them with the skinside out- 

Made them with the warmside inside, 
Made them with the coldside out- 

Culture means intellectual back- 

The only things that prevent any 
person from acquiring useful knowl- 
edge are laziness, self-indulgence, 
weakness and procrastination. 

Education makes you Somebody not 
just Anybody. 

Miss Sadie Lee Drake, from Fort 
Deposit, was the guest of her sister, 
Ethel Drake, for the holidays. 

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A flood of rapture filled the soul 
of Jimmy Sanford, as he boarded the 
New York train for Carter, New Jer- 
sey. How often, in his long illness 
of the New Year, he had longed, al- 
mons childishly for the little town he 
had frequented when a lad. Gran- 
ston, his butler, sitting opposite, 
seemed almost as full of anticipation 
as Jimmy. 

One day later they reached the 
slumbering little town, Carter. Go- 
ing at once to the hotel, Jimmy in- 
quired of the proprietor, Mr. John- 
athan Cook for the knowledge of a 
good substitute house to let for the 
summer. At first the old man was 
silent. Then he raited his head. 

"There ain't but one house here, 
to let for the summer, and that's the 
old Chaniberton house. It just as 
well not be for rent, because they 
ain't been a soul dared live there for 
ten years." 

"No one dare live there? I can't 
understand. You said it was in good 

''Yes but that ain't taking away 
that terrible feeling that comes over 
one, about what has happened there." 

"Great! I seem to be in line for 
the unfolding of the mystery of some 
k,nd, so let her go." 

"Well," returned the hotel keeper, 
grinning sheepishly, but reassured, 
"it's like this: Ten of eleven years 
ago, George Chamberton just out of 
Yale surprised us all by bringing 
home a wife from Trenton. Lord, 
but she was a beuty! For a time 
she was the feature of this town. All 
the girls copied her c othes and even 
her hair dress, but there ain't one 
what could hold her candle to her. 

"Then, all of a sudden, a terrible 
misunderstanding came up between 
husband and wife. Nobody to this 
day knows the cause or reason, but 
anyway young Mrs. Chamberton 
went plum mad. Ab<j"t a week later 
she disappeared. / 

"Of course, George to all outward 
signs done his best to find her, but 
it was useless. Some folks say he 
tracked her as far as the woors, but 
no farther. Some even went so far 
as to say he killed her. But there 
was no proof for any of their state- 

"In the middle of the night about 
a month later a terrible storm came 
up. Hearing the moans and howls 
of the wind, and the battering of the 
rain, George got up to see that every- 
thing was safe. Coming back a few 
minutes later, turned on lights to see 
his way back to bed, he noticed that 
the balcony window was open. Go- 
ing to close it he saw wet and mud 
all over the carpet. By now he turn- 
ed to bed. He stopped bollt still all 
of a sudden, because a sharp light 
from the bed near blinded him. Mov- 
ing closer to see what 'twas, he 
siiW a dagger. Yes, mind you, a 
dagged pinning his pillow to his 

"Mr. George tried to keep the mys- 
tery at home, but somehow it leaked 
clut. His old butler, Dawson, coaxed 
with his master to leave the place, 
but no! it was useless. My brother, 
Clarence, went over to talk to him 
about leaving, but Chamberton was 
hardheaded and said he was set on 
solving the mystery, and that's where 
he made his mistake. 

"One morinig, about a month later, 
after a stormy night, George Cham- 
berton was found dead in bed. A 
silver letter-opener had been driven 
through his heart. Again the balcony 
window was found open, and once 
more damp mud was on the floor. 

Young Sanford awoke from a daze 
of horrow to make an almost inarti- 
culated exclamation. Johnathan Cook 
smiled, but his frank old counte- 
nance showed that he had spoken the 

"Never mind," said Jimmy, "It's all 
over now, and I'm not afraid. I'll 
have the papers fixed up, and move 
in as soon as possible." 

One week later Jimmy Sanford 
was sitting on one end of the broad 
veranda of the Chamberton home, 
while Granston upstairs, was putting 
the final touches to his master's 
robe. Summer, in all her glory, re- 


The Beta Sigma Delta was the first 
of a number of clubs which were 
formed this year. The purpose of 
this is the betterment of social life 
in colleges and the student body is 
looking forward to their progress 
with much interest. This purpose 
is broad and the girls will have a 
wide field to work from. 

The Beta Sigma Delta was found- 
ed September 8, 1923. Since then 
it has pledged a number of girls, has 
also been successful in getting five 
honorary members. 

The members are putting forth ev- 

igned everywhere. On the broad 
front lawn myriad roses budded and 
bloomed; in the honevsuckle vine 
above Sanford's head countless birds 
twittered and sang; wild Clematis 
and Crepe Myrtle bloomed abundant- 

Looking southward, broad green 
meadows roiled toward the forest. 
The eastern view, however, was the 
most beauttiful of all, for it embodi- 
ed a broad expanse of placid water 
known as Chamberton's Lake. Wil- 
lows and oaks bent over it to see 
see their reflections; violets and as- 
ters dipped their fair heads in the 
water to cool them from the sum- 
mer's sun. 

Because of this picturesque scene, 
Sanford had chosen the ample and 
beautiful East room, as it was famil- 
iarly called, for his own. Granston 
protested strongly, for it had been 
George Chamberton's. Night after 
n,ght Sanford would open the oriel, 
and stand in the small balcony, drink- 
ing in the scene of the moonlight 
bathing the Lake. Then, almost in- 
toxicated, he would sigh, and turn to 
his bed. 

On a Friday ofternoon three weeks 
later, the sky warned the town of 
the approaching storm. Distant peals 
of thunder were forerunners of the 
night that was to follow. Gushes of 
wind swept the proud oaks almost 
to the ground. The dark canopy blot- 
ted out the moon and stars. Again 
andd again, a mighty and invisible 
hand seemed to tear the plants from 
the earth. The Lake surged and roll- 
ed with it"s mighty foe. Hurrying 
from town, Jimmy Sanford pulled in 
the furniture from varandah, locked 
the doors and prepared the house 
for the storm. 

After a scvout supper, he returned 
to his room to conclude a book he 
had begun. An hour or so later, a 
tap was heard at his door, and old 
Granston entered. 

"Mr. George," he began, "I hope 
you won't think I'm pecular, but ITT 
don't want you to sleep in this room 
tonight. Something warns me for you 
not to stay in here. Please, sir, 
come use my bed, and I'll sleep side 
o' you on the cot." 

"Why, Granston, what's come over 
ycu? Always known for your com- 
mon sense, here you come bringing 
up some old-fogy idea. It is be- 
cause George Chamberton was mur- 
dered in in that bed in a stormy 

"Well, yes, sir, maybe so, sir. I 
don't know exactly why, but I just 
don't want you to stay in there." 

After a deal of argument, and 
many attempts to convince the old 
servant of his ludicrousness, Sanford 
became impatient. Finally he order- 
ed Granston to shut his mouth and 
leave the room. 

Soon after Sanford's eyes began to 
involunterily close, and finding him- 
self unable to finish his book, he 
arose and began to retire. Before he 
turned out the light, his watch told 
him it was 10:48. Then he crept 
into bed, and finally went to sleep 
in spite of the increasing terrific 

ery effort to make this club a suc- 
cess and mean something to the 
school in years afterwards. 

The Club entertained a number of 
pledges at an informal banquet on 
a number of their pledges at an in- 
formal banquet (on the roof garden) 
the night of November the 15th. An 
enjoyable time was had by all. Those 
present were: Helen Bishop, Rad 
ford Buckhaults, Annie Henderson, 
Eva Smith, Charlotte Hilton, Joy 
Cawthorn, Elizabeth Taylor, Julia 
Chester, Lucille Wiliams, Grace 
Evans, Margaret Gay, Hettie Hinson. 
Only one D. B. C. was present. 

The clock had just struck two; the 
storm had abated, and everything 
was quiet, but for the faint murmur- 
ing of the wind through the trees. 
Slowly from the outside the balcony 
window of Sanford's room opened 
Into his room glided a spectral figure, 
slowiy but steadily it approached 
ms bed. It has been said tnat there 
.s a linking element between human 
minds, that one is in some way 
wrought to reaLze the presence of 
another. Nothing .else could explain 
che awakemng of James Sanford, for 
siowly his eyelids unfolded. The 
moon was shining faintly in his bed- 
room, and upon looking about him 
he recognized the familiar setting of 
the furniture, but he also noticed a 
iong, straight shadow across his bed. 
Looking up he saw a gaunt white 
figure standing over him, and a 
tense firm hand grasping a knife, 
coming slowly down to his breast. 
There was not time to reason, or 
wonder. One must act at once, and 
quickly. Sanford thrust his hand up 
and caught a cold wrist. The knife 
fell to the covers; a wild high 
shriek echoed through the still room, 
and something struck the floor with 
a dull thud. 

Next day the town was alive and 
buzzing over the death at Chamber- 
ten's home. Mr. Johnathan Cook was 
among the first to go up to the old 
place. As he entered he could not 
help but feel the solemn and sub- 
dued atmosphere. There were, per- 
haps, a dozen town people at the 
house. Some sat in the hallway and 
talked, some loitered on the verandah, 
or the front walk. As old Cook en- 
tered the parlor he saw, on the 
old-fashioned solfa the cold, still 
form, white form. As he drew nearer 
his eyes stretched in astonishment 
and unbelief. 

"My God!" he muttered, "it's Kath- 
erine Chamberton." 

Surely enough there lay the former 
wife of George Chamberton. She 
had attempted to murder the oc- 
cupant of her husband's room, be- 
cause in her madness she was un- 
aware that George Chamberton was 
long dead, and by her hand. The 
contact with human hand had proven 
the climax to her strained and un- 
even mind and nerves. Madness 
though, had left the features, and 
they were calm and beautiful. A 
faint, sad smile, as if she had re- 
gained her reason, rested upon her 
face. Turning back towards the 
door, the old hotel keeper, hardened 
by Life, dropped a tear. 


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 

Paramount, Pathe, First Na- 
tional Pictures 

Wadesonian Theatre 

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 

Montevallo, Ala. 


OL. 1. 

Montevallo, Ala., February IS, 1924 

No. 3. 


k brilliant concert was given at 
abama College, Saturday evening, 
ji. 26, by Emily Talmanyi^ the Hun- 
rian violinist. Mr. Telmanyi is a 
ted artist and an original interpre- 
r of the literature for his instru- 
ct. His technique is so fine it 
%kes it possible for him to bring 
k in his music the best in expres- 
kn. He played especially well the 
Caprecieuse by Elgar, and the 
arda-Scene, which called for a mas- 
ry of the instrument well suited to 
temperament. Mr. Paul D. War- 
|r, of Chicago, was at the piano. He 
a very fine accompanist, paying 
Ireful attention to the soloist 
toughout every number. His three 
uos were played with delicacy which 
jve them distinction and charm. 
|The next concert will be a joint 
ncert by Gladys Swarthout and Mar- 
ket O'Connor on Saturday evening, 
ib. 16. Miss Swarthout is a splen- 
d singer, and it will be a real treat 
hear a harpist, and especially one 
Miss O'Connor's ability. A crowded 
til is anticipated. 


T B¥ H. 0. 

Signs of Interest Shown In Coming 
Art Exhibit Throughout State. 



Now, don't get excited, it's really 
bt half as bad as it sounds. In fact, 
le girls say that they have had some 
[the best experience of their lives 
ith just loads of fun mixed in for 
Pod measure. 

At the beginning of the second term 
lis year there was a special class in 
sychology organized for the study of 
easurement in intelligence under the 
"upervision of Miss Katherine Vick- 
,ry. This class spent six weeks in 
ndying the Binet-Simon Intelligence 
ests and in learning how to give 
tern. Their first experiments were 
iade on the children of the Monte- 
illo Public School and each girl was 
squired to give fifteen tests to chil- 
"en ranging in age from six to eight- 
m years. 

Then came the great opportunity to 
3t some real experience in the "mea- 
lrement of intelligence" for they 
ere asked to go to the State Train- 
ig School for Girls and give these 
ssts to all the girls there. This train- 
"ig school is located near Birming- 
"am, Alabama, and has an enrollment 
If almost two hundred girls from dif- 
irent parts of the state. 
Such a large number of tests before 
iem was almost enough to frighten 
le eight young ladies who arrived at 
te Training School on January 27. 
; ut they soon learned that the girls 
r ho were to take them were more 
"ightened than they. So they smiled 
ravely and calmly until the chapel 
Xercises on Monday morning, when 
very one of them were asked to make 
speech! But here they showed their 
lontevallo pluck and, despite the 
•ear and trembling within, each of 
*hem responded with a speech which 
fould have made their English and 
pxpression teachers proud of them 
'ad they been present. After this the 
ests were the least of their fears for 
hey never knew when another similar 
pluest for speeches would be forth- 

] The girls remained at the training 
ehool a week and since their return 
t has been rumored that Montevallo's 
e Putation for hospitality to guests 
• a « a close second in that of the State 
Gaining School, for the class was 
oost cordially received and enter- 

Besides having a thoroughly enjoy 

Something has happened which will 
no doubt add zest to the competition 
among the high schools of Alabama, 
for the prizes which are to be offered 
to the one sending in the best art 
exhibition to be displayed February 
21-23 at our college. Mr. R. D. Mac- 
Kenzie, of Mobile, one of Alabama's 
foremost artists, who is greatly appre- 
ciated at home, but even more so 
abroad, has given for a prize a land- 
csape in pastel, as an added incentive 
to the art workers in the high schools 
of the state. 

Mr. MacKenzie spent eleven or 
twelve years in India, some of his pic- 
tures painted there have had a most 
enviable reception in England and 
France, having been exhibited in the 
most noted art centers of these two 

The old saying about "prophets" and 
"honor" seemed to have been true 
in his case, for it was not until he 
had completed those unique pastels of 
the E'nsley steel mills, that his worth 
became appreciated at home. He has 
visited our college several time and 
has given interesting lectures and ex- 
hibitions of his Ensley steel mill col- 

So one feels that the high school 
sending in the best work to the art 
exhibit is particularly fortunate, and 
that Alabama College is happy in hav- 

ture is to he kept at Bloch Hal' until 
it is awarded as a prize to the winner. 

On February 3, 1924, ended the 
earthly career of a gifted scholar, an 
inspiring teacher, an able diplomatist 
an dexecutive, -and an idealistic states- 
man, with far-sighted vision for the 
future of mankind, when Woodrow 
Wilson passed to the Great Beyond. 
Born at Staunton, Virginia, in 1856, 
of Scotch Presbyterian parentage, he 
grew to young manhood in the days 
of the South's tragedy. In Columbia 
and Augusta he heard the echoes of 
the guns of Gettysburg and the re- 
sistless tread of Sherman's marching 
soldiers. Living through the sorrows 
of Reconstruction, he entered Prince- 
ton University in 1875, where he had 
a distinguished undergraduate career. 
After completing i: course in law at 
the University of Virginia, he attempt- 
ed unsuccessfully to practice that pro- 
fession in Atlanta. Having secured a 
Ph. D. degree in political science at 
Johns Hopkins University, he became 
Associate Professor at Bryn Mawr Col- 
lege, professor at Wesleyan Univer- 
sity, Middletown, Connecticut, and 
Professor of Jurisprudence at Prince- 
ton University, where for thirteen 
years he was a brilliant scholar and 
teacher. Elected president of Prince- 

ton in 1903, he proved an able univer- 
sity executive, with far-reaching ideas 
as to improved efficiency and democ- 
racy in education. Chosen governor 
of New Jersey in 1910, he was the 
capable presiding officer of that state 
for two years, before being nominated 
for the presidency by the Democratic 
party in 1912. Entering the White 
House with far-reaching plans for tar- 
iff ( financial, social and industrial re- 
form, he was distracted from problems 
of internal government by the thun- 
ders of war. The revolution in Mex- 
ico and the difficulties ensuing from 
the World War absorbed his attention, 
until we were drawn into the great 
conflict for safeguarding democracy. 
His leeadership was masterly during 
our period of participation in the 
World War — and he conceived the 
splendid vision of a League of Na- 
tions to preserve world peace. His 
tireless presentation of his plan at 
the Versailles Conference and before 
the American people produced physi- 
cal exhaustion and wrecked health. 
After three years of quiet retirement, 
he has passed to his reward. Gentle- 
man, scholar, statesman, dreamer of 
dreams, he has nobly earned his re- 




February 9, 1924 will be long re- 
membered in our basketball history as 
the date our Varsity beat Woman's 
College in their own gymnasium in 
Montgomery, the first time such a feat 
has been accomplished by any team. 
Prior to our appearance on the scene 
of inter-collegiate basketball in Ala- 
bama, W. C. A. had things pretty 
much their own way both at home and 
abroad, and had such a habit of win- 
ning at home that it seemed they act- 
ually couldn't help it if they should 
j try. But we have broken that proud 
| tradition now, and they must again 
| climb up along with us, to a reputa- 
Ition for unbeatableness. Games be- 
tween W. C. A. and Alabama College 
now stand three and, with our school 
leading in the number of points. 

A crowd of about seventy-five stu- 
dents, former students, alumnae, and 
faculty of A. C. supported our team 
at the game, and the splendid cheer- 
ing of this peppy company, and their 
enthusiastic confidence in our team 
went far toward winning a difficult 
and often doubtful victory, for it was 
no easy thing that Alabama College 
was up against. Much strengthened, 
since its former encounter with our 
team by several weeks of hard prac- 
tice, and greatly heartened by its re- 
cent victory over Peabody, W. C. A. 
Varsity showed splendid form in pass 
work. Outstanding features of the 
play were the work of Captain Brans- 
comb at jumping center; the beautiful 
long shots for goal by Colvin and Dan- 

nelly; and the efficient guarding of j 
Taylor who skillfully held down Lillie j 
Burleson during the entire game, and 
we all agree that is some hold. 

Tad Martin made most of the goals 
— and what shrieks went up from our 
gallant little band of supporters on the 
side lines as we saw those lovely look- 
ing things! We were proud of the 
work of our centers, Mildred Albritton 
and Odelle Carmichael who kept the 
ball moving to our forwards with their 
usual speed, and we gloried in our 
auards. Hel^" . Tq*vns«ji<?..,at;/i.. - 
■ nith. Only two goals were shot over 
Helen during the entire game. We 
were pleased, also, that Edith Thomas 
could so well hold up her end in the 
guarding business, and stop dribbles 
as only she can. The final score of 
26 to 19 made us all joyful as only a 
hard won victory can. 

Lineup — Womans College. Colvin 
(11) and Jones (4), forwards; Brans- 
comb, jumping center; Burford, cen- 
ter; Taylor and Bullen, guards. Sub- 
stitute, Dannelly (4) for Jones. 

Alabama College . Martin <24) and 
Burleson, forwards; Albritton, jump- 
ing center, Carmichael, center; Town- 
send and Smith, guards; substitute, 
Thomas for Smith. 

After the game, the Woman's Col- 
lege girls, who are good sports 
wnether they win or lose, gave a party 
for Alabama College Varsity in Pratt 
Hall. There we were entertained by 
choruses from a musical comedy, and 
other musical selections, followed by 

We are already looking forward to 
our next year's encounters with the 
Woman's College Varsity because we 
realize that we will always be met 
with the same spirit of hospitality, 
courtesy, friendliness, and good sports- 
manship which we have never seen 


able visit our girls feel that they have 
gained much valuable information 
about the work that is being carried 
on so effectively there. They have 
also been awakened to the great need 
for more workers in this field and to 
the wonderful opportunities that 
await those who are interested in So- 
cial Service work of any kind. 

The members of the class who went 
with Miss Vickery to the Training 
School are: Winifred Castleman, An- 
nie Carmichael, Lida Allen, Agnes 
Hardy, Claribel McKinnon, Edith 
Montgomery and Helen Johnson. 


During the latter part of January 
a collection of photographs of the 
most famous American statues, which 
were truly sculptural in their power 
and strength, was sent to Alabama 
College under the auspices of the 
Alabama Art League. These pictures 
were selected by Lorado Taft, who is 
said by many to be the greatest liv- 
ing sculptor. 

These photographs were chosen to 
show the modern tendencies in Amer- 
ican art and they seem to prove what 
Mr. Taft has often stated in his lec- 
tures, that we Americans are evolving 
an art distinctly our own. There is 
no fantastic, ultra-modern works ex- 
hibited—such things as many Euro- 
peans and a few Americans delight in 
believing are revelations of the soul — 
but there is a simplicity, strength, 
unaffectedness and a beauty of work- 

Alabama College again had the 
good fortune in having Dr. Frederick 
Losey, of New York, here for two 
days. In the morning on his first 
day, he spoke to the audience on 
the "Music of Verse," and, truly 
did he briirg out new beauties' in" old 
familiar litres He proved to us that 
"poetry is .the lana-uaee of the nm- 
crete, while prose is the language 
of the abstract." Poetry is music 
uttering tunes in harmony from be- 
ginning to end. The only difference 
in speech and song lies in the num- 
ber of vibrations. Everyone of us 
has read Browning's "Farewell to the 
World," but, I daresay, that we have 
ever heard another read the selec- 
tion with as much fervor and pas- 
sion as did Dr. Losey. His voice 
is vibrant and rich and he uses it 
with consumate art. 

In the afternoon, he gave a lec- 
ture along educational lines em- 
phasizing again and again, the gos- 
pel of service, and the importance 
of being able to work with our hands. 
He brought out forcefully, the press- 
ing need of teaching the youth of 
today to become excellent readers 
and the need of directing them to a 
profound appreciation of our mother 
tongue. "You can't think straight 
in crooked language." The fact that 
education is not to keep a person 
from doing hard work was instilled 
into each and everyone of us." Learn 
to do a thing well, or not at all. 
Be able to do something besides the 
imediate task in hand." Each of us 
felt nearer to this man of intellect 
when he touched, here and there, 
upon his own childhood, and paid a 
glowing tribute to the memory of 
his deceased parents who, he consid- 
ers, were largely instrumental in 
shaping and molding his character 
and life's work. 

The educational value of Dr. 
Losey's work cannot be overestimat- 
ed. Before his evening reading of 
Julius Caesar, he gave a preliminary 
talk analyzing, in a scholarly way, 
the character of Brutus, the hero 
and other important characters. In 
plain words he proved his statement 
that "no man is more dangerous to 
the state or nation than Brutus." 
He showed to us that Shakespeare 
is a master of the simplest lan- 
guage. The secret of interpretating 
his works lies in our ability to read 
well ,to get the sense of the pas- 

So many readers puzzle us and 
leave us dazed; but in Dr. Losey's 

There little girls, don't you cry, 
We'll take a trip, by and bay! 

Yes, we've already made our en- 
gagements to tour the country, and 
to show to different colleges what the 
Montevallo Glee Club holds in store 
for them. No! We're not boasting, 
just stating plain facts. If you don't 
believe what we say, let us refer you 
to our concert of last Saturday eve- 
ning. The club was organized in the 
year of 1921 under the supervision of 
Mrs. Luella Gibson Joiner and has 
steadily grown ever since that time. 
The girl of 1923 and '24 have, indeed, 
been fortunate in securing Mr. Frank 
E. Marsh, Jr., as their able director. 
He has put forth every effort to train 
the girls for an A-l Glee Club, and 
we are proud to say that he has al- 
most reached the goal. For Mrs. 
Evans, his accompanist, we hold the 
greatest respect. She has given her 
service willingly and we feel that we 
could not do without her. If our de- 
termination, will power and practice 
holds out, we will be able to demon- 
strate our talent real soon to Auburn, 
University and other schools. 

The officers of the club are Abbotte 
McKinnon, President; Alice Mahler, 
Vice-President ; Winifred Castleman, 
Secretary; Elma O'Neil, Business 

Alabama College;, Montevallo, Ala., 
College Glee Club. 
Frank E. Marsh, Jr., Director, assist- 
ed by Ernestine Bonner, Pianiste; 
Alice Lyman, Violiniste; Abbotte Mc- 
Kinnon, Soprano; Clara Browning 
Evans, Accompanist, in concert Sat- 
urday evening, the ninth of February, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four, 8 



(a) The Distant Chimes =Glover 

(b) Pretty Primrose (by request) 

Glee Club 


(a) Spanish Serenade Kreisler 

(b) Romance—-- Wieniaswki 

(c) Serenade Drdla 

Miss Lyman 


Wynken, Blynken and Nod Nevins 

Glee Club 
Soprano obligato by Miss McKinnon 

(a) A Rose-Rhyme Alfred H. Hyatt 

(b) Were I a Star H. T. Burleigh 

(c) I Bring Your Heartsease 

Gene Branscombe 

(d) Little Damozel= Ivor Novello 

Miss McKinnon 

A Mother Goose Arabesque 

Jessie Merril Tuker 

Glee Club. 
Incidental Solos: 
Winifred Castleman, Mezzo Soprano 
Ethel Thompsonfi Contralto 

Rigoletto Liszt 

Miss Bonner 

College Songs 

Glee Club 

manship that one likes to think is 
ideally American. 

This is an exhibition of undoubted 
interest to all art lovers. 

Sally: "Teacher's pet!" 
Grace: "No, do they?" 

Health Notes. 
To the thin: "Don't eat fast.' 
To the Fat: "Don't eat! Fast!" 

interpretation of Jwius Caesar, we 
obtained a clearer and better under- 
standing of the play than the actual 
study of its would have brought. He 
made his characters alive and real 
to us. We saw the "mender of 
soles" and felt the pathos of An- 
tony's grief as we would have had 
we actually traveled with Shakes- 
peare to the Rome of 200 years ago. 
No other reader, who visits our Alma 
Mater, gives more effective lectures 
or possesses greater gifts of holding 
the interest of his audience than 
this man. 

We look forward with genuine 
pleasure to the day when we can 
hear him again. 




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We appreciate advice and contribu- 
tions from anonymous letters, but 
why not sign your name so that we 
may know to whom we are indebted? 


Now that we are a part of this 
great seething mass of American poli- 
tics, what do we intend our policies 
to be? We can readily answer that 
we will uphold any measures which 
are for the good of our country. We 
are all loyal to this great nation of 
ours. We love the standards, which 
she upholds and of which we are a 

Next to our country, do we not feel 
safe in saying that our college holds 
second place in our hearts? Are we 
not loyal to Alabama College? Do we 
not love the standards which she up- 

Then, it is plausible for our alma 
mater to expect our support in every 
college activity. Have we done our 

If the question were asked how 
many support the efforts of the Y. W. 
C. A. to promote good fellowship in 
the student body, and to provide some 
form of religious observance for us, 
how large a number could we answer? 

To be successful every organization 
must have the loyalty of its members. 
They must respond to every call and 
not only must they respond to its 
calls, but they must take every oppor- 
tunity to further its interests. 

The Y. W. C. A. only asks for our 
presence twice a ,.eek. TU'ere is 
nothing expected of us, but our at- 
tendance. Why can we not give it 
this much from each week's time? If 
we do not participate in the services, 
then, through respect for the organiz- 
ation, the speaker, and those who do 
participate, let us keep the dormitory 
quiet during this short length of time. 

Then, we do not support morning 
Watch. If each of us would only 
take a few minutes every morning 
for the purpose of assembling togeth- 
er, how much better the day would 
be started! If each one would remain 
for the song, reading and prayer, 
someone else would in all probability 
remain also. Why not try this a 
while and see what good just one per- 
son's presence will do! Don't wait 
for another to stay. The other has 
classes, too, but by a few quicker 
steps you can get to that 7:55 class 
on time. 

The Y. W. C. A. has an altruistic 
motive in its work. It is mindful of 
the interests of each student. There 
is not a student in school who will 
deliberately offend, even slightly, any 

form of worship. We want to show 
the same degree of respectful defer- 
ence to the Y. W. C. A. as we show 
to any other religious organization. 
We should feel it our duty to perform 
any service, however unimportant it 
may seem to us, for this organization 
to which each of us belongs. 

Why not work, without exception, 
in upholding the Y. W. C. A. in its 
efforts to serve us all? If the Y. W. 
C. A. is here for our good, then we 
must and will conjunctly advocate its 
policies. We must strive together to- 
ward the goal of success, and remem- 
ber that each small deed of service 
will help to lighten a heavy load, 
which must not be allowed to fall to 
the shoulders of a willing few. 


Haven't the chapel meetings been 
interesting? Yes, the Junior's pro- 
gram was about the seven stages of 

"All the world's a stage, 
And all the men and women merely 

They have their exists and their en- 

The first "entrance" was that of the 
baby in its carriage being rolled by a 
negro mammy, while the very appro- 
priate lullaby, "Rock-a-by Baby" was 
being sung. Second, came the happy- 
faced school girl with her dollie under 
her arms. The next stage in life's 
cycle was t"n"e sweet' girl graduate, 

We may not think about it in just 
this way, but we are all leaves of 
some kind. In many cases, the leaf 
happens to be a dead one. Our towns 
and villages, and even our schools 
have their dead leaves. If we were 
to tell them that they were a deaf 
leaf, probably they would turn away 
in scorn, and most likely, in their own 
minds, they would crown the bearer 
of such information with a cap and 

One is always able to recognize the 
dead leaf, anywhere he comes in con- 
tact with him. For a smile he wears 
a frown. Instead of a pleasant greet- 
ing, he gives a detestable grunt. At 
home, he is a constant source of dis- 
agreeableness, and abroad, he is a 
nuisance. Though the bee buzzes past 
with wings heavy laden, and the day 
is a cloudless one in June, in his pres- 
ence a shiver may traverse one's 
frame. He seems to wear a shell 
through which the sunshine cannot 

This particular species of humanity, 
the dead leaves, is very commonly 
troubled with a certain disease, which, 
when properly diagnosed, proves to be 
nothing more than the old-fashioned 
grouch. In most cases it seems to be 
incurable, and the sufferer goes to his 
grave never knowing what life held 
for him, had he only smiled and en- 
joyed it. 

also stirred up a few sentimental rad- 
ical who, spluttering about revolt, lose 
sight of the purpose of any education. 

If our colleges cannot be influent- 
ial in the development of keen, living 
people, sincere and honest in the 
search for what is true, mentally and 
physically well balanced, and with 
"wide thoughts and much feeling for 
the rest of the world as well as them- 
selves" they must give glace to some- 
thing which can. — (Selected.) 


"Pluck wins. It always win, tho time 
be slow, 

And days seem long twixt nights that 

come and go, 
Still, pluck will win, its average is 


He wins the most who can the most 

Who faces evil, he who never shirks, 
Who waits, and watches, and who al- 
ways works." 


R. A. Hendrick's Drag 

Drinks, Candies, Toilet 

Compliments of 

J. R. Johnson 

who with her most dignified air, 
marched to our dear Alma Mater song. 
The engaged girl was the next to 
make her entrance to the song, "I 
Love You Truly." After this came the 
bride in her rich bridal attire and 
orange blossoms, while the wedding 
march, "Here Comes the Bride," was 
being played. Sweetest of all were 
the last two stages, those of the moth 
er and later the old lady. "Baby O- 
Mine" and "Silver Threads Among the 
Gold" were sung with these. 

Those taking part were Louise Puri- 
foy, the school girl; Mary Bradshaw, 
the graduate; Abbotte McKinnon, the 
engaged girl; Winifred Castleman, the 
bride; Mildred Walker, the mother, 
and Clara Ida Williams, the old lady. 
The music, which was so appropriate 
throughout, was rendered by Nancy 
Caldwell and Janice Fuquay, two tal- 
ented young musicians. 

Another interesting chapel meeting 
was one given by the English Depart- 
ment under the capable leadership of 
Miss Sutherland. The life of J. B. 
Tabb, better known as "Father" Tabb, 
a great Southern poet and true friend 
of Sidney Lanier, was the subject. 
The life of "Father" Tabb was beau- 
tifully read by Manie Love and some 
of his poems were read by Hazel 

Another program was furnished by 
the expression department under the 
supervision of Hettie Henson. Two 
entertaining selections were read by 
Marianna Thomas and Julia Chester. 

The College Math Club, an organ- 
ization made up of enthusiastic girls 
who wish to know more than just the 
fact that 2-f 2=4, had its regular meet- 
ing on last Saturday afternoon with a 
large attendance. At present the club 
is studying "Early Mathematicians" 
and the girls' eyes are being opened 
tP-BK riij 1 ' bUdii gg- fautfc. "-T tt o-s; ? on ,1 , 
program were Helen Davis, Agnes 
Hardy, Ola Mae Breedlove, Hattie Mae 
Holbrook, Patty Cole, Rebekah Pruett 
and Miss Stallworth. 

The next meeting of the club will be 
a social hour with Miss Stallworth as 


Fair One at the Wheel: "How do 
you like our motor roads?" 
He (dustily) : "Best lever tasted." 

P. C. Wilson Drug Co. 

Drinks, Confections and Toilet 

Something is fundamentally wrong 
with American colleges. When stud- 
ents emerge from them in a state of 
wild-eyed bewilderment and, when 
faced with even the most every day 
realities have no idea what it is all 
about and no equipment for forming 
their own conceptions or judgments, 
either these students are dolts or 
something has happened to stupify 

When young people will sit for four 
years and passively accept what ever 
ideas are handed out to them without 
questioning whether or not it is true 
or whether or not they want it, and 
then will snatch their diplomas with 
sighs of relief and prepare to settle 
back for the remainder of their lives 
in an established world, it looks as 
though they had acquired an unsound 
idea or two during this "training," 
for they are refusing to utilize that 
intellectual alertness which society 
expects from them. 

It is easy to blame all of this upon 
the faculty, the trustees or someone 
else. But until American students be- 
comes more conscious of what they 
are doing and why things are so, such 
blame is mere laziness. Students do 
not have to conform to wornout sys- 
tems, but as long as they sit docilely 
by and politely listen to what is being 
said by teachers who are products of 
the same machine, these teachers have 
a good excuse for treating them like 
the vacuums they are. 

Our cry now is for Academic free- 
dom. But academic freedom which 
would "free" some of our present stud- 
ent bodies would be rather awful. 
They either have nothing to say or 
are "shrieking radical" sounding 
words which some one else has passed 
on to them. 

Our present system has produced 
some mentally stagnant people. It has 

Conversation is the game we play 
most frequently, and usually with 
most enthusiasm, and since it con- 
sumes the greater part of our leisure 
time, our study hall and our medita- 
tion, we must take the time, and suf- 
fer pains to learn the rules of a good 
line. In our college life there are 
several kinds of conversation, each of 
which has rules peculiar to its type. 
First of all, there is the conversation 
with the faculty, which should be in- 
dulged in as rarely as possible, and 
only in extreme privacy, or to and 
from a class room. It is never wise 
to allow the other students to know 
that you are courting a teacher — it 
make a VERY bad impression, and 
so, these meetings, without which we 
could never pass, call for tact on the 
part of the pursuer. Remember that 
honyed phrases and the more ad- 
vanced degrees of flattery should be 
saved for a proper setting. Should the 
desired one be a member of the more 
intelligent sex, I can imagine nothing 
sweeter or more inspiring than to re- 
main after class for a heart to heart 
talk about your work. Any spirited 
girl with a minimum amount of 
brains can manage the rest. Of course, 
friendships with a lady way be much 
more intimate and less clandestine, 
however, I would never suggest begin- 
ning an affair of this kind until the 
time is near at hand for the reaping 
of some tangible reward, such as an 
A for a term grade. Remember that 
friendships of woman for woman, cool 
more quickly than those of man for 
wine. One should be extremely care- 
ful, but never conservative, or even 
strictly hones:' .Should a teacher 
make a mistake, never notice it, if 
you value your head. If she should 
affirm that Moses the law giver 
penned those immortal lines beginning 
"Ba-a, Ba-a black sheep, etc," your 
future happines depends upon your 
alarcity in agreeing, and wondering 
how she can remember everything. If 
she tells a joke, no matter if you've 
heard it since you wore rompers, you 
must say, between spasms of laughter, 
that her joke is the best you've ever 
heard and you can't wait to tell it to 
the girls. Good breeding, naturally, 
requires that you forget the conversa- 
tion as soon as possible, and never 
allow it to enter the realm of more 
lenlightening conversation, such as 
that you enjoy with your roommate. 

The next type of conversation which 
we consider is that in which we in- 
dulge from 7:55 to 4:15 each day ex- 
cept Sunday. Any reader of Monte- 
vallo Manners will understand this ref- 
erance to the conversation of the 
classroom. Never is there such de- 
mand for refinement of speech, and 
such subdued lover-like tones. Great 
care should also be taken in selecting 
the proper preson to share this clan- 
destine pleasure. She must be de- 
mure and shy, and at the same time 
intelligent enough to appear interested 
in the recitation. You should never 
under any circumstances, converse 
with more than one person at a time. 
Should a group of several enthusias- 
tic talkers break into this tete-a-tete, 
laughing and loud-talking will prob- 
ably follow, and this might alas "Im- 
press the teacher with the fact that 
you are not attentice," which is the 
last thing a well-meaning pupil will 
desire. We must always be consider- 
ate of our elders, and have a rever- 
ence for dyed hair — even in the class- 
room. Under no circumstances should 
conversation, during a class, bear upon 
the lesson in question. This would 
seem to show doubt as to the ability 
of the teacher, which attitude is un- 
forgivable in a student. Conversation 
should be confined to irrelevavnt sub- 
jects, such as: "Whose whale swal 
lowed Larry Semon?" "How many cig- 
arettes did Joan of Arc smoke in a 
week?" or "How to raise pigs for 
profit, pleasure and pastime." When 

the bell sounds at the close o 
period, pupils should cease tl 
immediately. Is would show 
spect for authority to continue 
the teacher is silent. On passing 
the room it is not out of place tj 
your way to the desk, and with 
sweetest smile make some rema: 
to your interest in the subject, an 
debt of gratitude you owe to sue 
interested and efficient instrucl 
However, the most brilliant co 
sation which we need consider, is 
which is carried on between the 
ents themselves. I can imagine 
ing that could prove more in] 
tional, more fascinating to a me: 
of the faculty or to a mother ol 
of our girls, than to appear sud< 
in the midst of a group of our 
thinkers, while they are engagt 
the pleasant and profitable gam 
conversation. We must remembe 
basic principle of etiquette in 
game more than any other, sine; 
are judged far more often by 
manner of speech, and our abilil 
a conversationalist, than by the 
on our false teeth. Girls should i 
be careless, even in their homey] 
chats with roommates or across 
hall neighbors. Above all, never) 
opolize the conversation with j 
accounts of what Sennacherib oi 
pez or Tom said in his special 
fall, or what divine eyes your J\i 
Jones has, or even your little To 
Wootsie umble's ability to shak< 
adenoid in a little meaner rh] 
than anybody else at the midj 
dances. Should some shy maidei 
terrupt with a protest as to the) 
tues of her beloved Africa Alfalfi 
len, never hurl a sofa pillow, j 
book in that direction to silence 
Give a feller a chance. Below I 
a few topics of conversation whl 
think might provoke real thought 
research on the part of any stu| 
who may see fit to interest themse 
in the improvement of their cor 

1. "Why have men discarded 

2. "How many generations will 
Irvin's present supply of eggs last 

3. "How much snuff is require( 
snuff a candle out?" 

4. "What influenced H. G. Vi 
to write for the Whiz Bang?" 

5. "Will our grandchildren enjoy: 
benefits of our recreation rooTfT; 
will it be ready for them?" 

6. "Compare Babe Ruth and J 
McCormick as dramatists." 

I think if our students will dej 
some time and thought to topics! 
such vital interest as these, anij 
they discuss them with the purs 
of improving their conversati( 
abilities, the next generation at . 
bama will have no need for a bool 

(To be continued) 

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Don't tell your friend about your 
sweethearts, they have troubles of 
their own. 

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, 
The Saddest is, "I've flunked again." 

One day as I chanced to pass, a 
beaver was damming the river, and a 
man with no gasoline was doing the I 
same to his flivver. 

Better make that check out for $25, 
$50, $100 (check one). 


Helen G. Men.: "I flunked that quizz 

Janice: "What was the matter?" 

Helen G. McN.: "I had vaseline on 
my hair and the answers slipped my 

Mary: "Did you ever read 'To a 
Field Mouse'?" 

Not: "No, how do you get them to 

Mr. Sharp: "Let me hear you spell 
blind pig." 

Pupil: "Why, that's easy, b-l-n-d 

Mr. Sharp: "My dear girl, you left 
the eyes out." 

He (after the proposal) : "Have you 
ever loved before?" 

She (after the proposal) : "No, John, 
I have often admired men for their 
courage, strength beauty or intelli- 
gence but with you it's all LOVE — 
nothing else." 

It is rumored that Mrs. Sharpe has 
become a designing woman. She takes 
Art, donchano? 

Leading up to kising a girl the first 
time is a matter of tact: the first kiss 
is a matter of fact; the second is a 
matter of act, and the rest of the 
kisses are matter of fact. — Tiger. 

Social Polish. 

Oh, elucidate not of kerosene 
Thou who wouldst capture the rare ; 

Speak not of the pungent gasoline 
When it comes to adorning the hair. 

Oh, away with the Mulsified parafine, 
Leave the crude oil to those who 
dare ;, 

But give me — Oh, give me my vase- 

When it comes to adorning MY 

"Gossip is the stuff of which scan- 
dal is made." 

Two "Belles" and All's Well 

Lovely night — 

Crescent moon; 

Ruby lips, 

Slight mustache — 

In a flash. 
Maiden speaks 

Whenever she can — 
Softly whispers, 

"Naughtn man." 
Hesitates — 
Whispers then, 
"Be a naughty 

Man again." 

An officer, who was sent from the 
War Department to observe the man- 
euvers in Panama is reported to have 
cabled an officer friend as follows: 





(Signed) POINTER. 

Mary: "O Benedict, aren't you a 
medical student? Then I can show 
you where I was vaccinated." 

Benedict (expectantly) : "Please, 

Mary: "Well, I'll drive by there in 
a few minutes. 

Nita G. : "Hey, Beck, I saw that 
picture of you over at Mrs. Yeager's. 
I like it so much." 

Rebekah P.: "Which one? What 
did I have on?" 

Nita G.: "A string of pearls." 

The following announcement ap- 
peared on the bulletin board: 

If you wish to see Venus, see me. 


Mayo wrote to Dad hurriedly: 

Dad Dear: Please send me some 

Dad's reply: I haven't any money. 
Endorsed check for 10,000 kisses. 

Three days later he received the 

Dear Dad: Received your check for 
10,000 kisses. Buster cashed it. 

Your devoted daughter, 


Miss Snyder: "I like your voice, Ab- 
botte, but I can't understand your ac- 
tions at the beginning of your song." 

Abbotte: "My actions?" 

Miss S.: "Yes, the business with 
your eyes and shoulders. I can see 
no excuse in the song for that." 

Abbotte: "It is in the music." 

Miss S.: "In the music." 

Abbotte: "Yes, right here after the 
introduction it says, 'Vamp, till 

The All-College Letter. 

students to send home. It can be 
filled out in a few seconds. 

Montevallo, Ala. 
Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec, Jan., Feb., Mar., 
April, May (Check one) 192— 
Dad: ) 
Mother: ) 
Dear Folks: ) 

(Check one) 

Here's the Season's Best! 

I am well — sick-dead-married (heck 
one). Please send check — flowers — 
congratulations (check one). 

I flunffed Math., Chem., Eng. (check 
one). I passed Gym., Piano, Hist., 
(check one). So I will, will not 
(check one) be home this quarter. 

(Proposer printed form letter for 

Don't wait for the world of success to 

Its prizes at your feet — but just plod 

on your way 
With songs on your lips and as an aim 

in your heart, 
And then there's small danger you'll 

fail in your part! 

Don't waste your strength longing for 

that or for this; 
Just take the day's labor and then 

you won't miss 
The daily work's payment: and tho it 

be small, 

It's certainly better than nothing at 

And don't be discouraged at every 

There's never a road or a patch that 
we take, 

But someone gets slipping; we all of 
us know 

It's harder to climb as the higher 
we go. 


The man of my dreams has slick, 
black hair, 

'Tis not stacomb that keeps it there. 

His eyes are "Brown" and of the deep- 
est hue, 

No not devilish, but they say, "Are 

you true"? 
His lips don't say, "Please give me 

a kiss." 

They are the kind you can't resist! 
His clothes are not "bell bottom," but 

Vanity Fair, 
He has the creases and he keeps them 


He doesn't rave or shoot a line, 
For he knows I am not the flapperish 

In the simplest way he says, "I love 

But am I dreaming or is this true? 


A Flapper Alphabet. 

Awfully affable, 
Brilliantly blest; 
Cruelly critical 
Daringly dressed. 
Erringly elegant, 
Flagrantly fluffed, 
Generally giggling, 
Hastily huffed. 
Impishly impudent, 
Joyously jump, 
Kinky and kittenish, 
Luringly limp. 
Modishly mannared, 
Naughtily nosed; 
Occasionaly odious, 
Prankishly posed. 
Quick-tempered, quarrelsome, 
Radiant rig; 
Smart, scant and sporty, 
Trim, taunt and trig. 
Usually uppish, 
Vain, veribest 
Wheedlesome winning, 
Xtravagantly xpressed. 
Youthfully yearning, 
zealous in zest. 

— Selected. 

Mr. Sharp has had a hair cut. Evi- 
dently he did not want to be mistaken 
for a flapper. 

Dr. Bacote has one hundred and for- 
ty girls ( Oh, I mean young ladies) to 
look after and educate. Don't ask me 
about it. He made that statement out 
of a clear sky. 

Abbotte (in dining room) : "Margaret, 
what's wrong with your chair? You're 
so low down. 

Margaret C: "Why, my seat's exact- 
ly like every other girl's in the dining 

"Sure, an undeveloped elevator for use 
in hotels, apartments, etc." 

Floi (still in the moonlight) : "I 
should say not. It's a man who asks 
to kiss a girl and waits for her to say 

A Lordiy Deal. 

Last night I held a little hand, 

So dainty and so neat 
I tho't my heart would surely burst 

So wildly did it beat. 
No other hand unto my soul 

Could greater solace bring 
Than that one which I held last night, 

Four aces and a king. 



Dr. Peck: "Are you taking good care 
of your cold?" 

Allene: "You bet I am! I've had it 
six weeks and it's as good as new." 

Emma Louise looked for the rate 
of taxes is the A.lahama Creed. Per- 
haps the next thing we hear Buster 
will be asking Dean Carmichael what 
shade of rouge he uses. 

Gregg: "I dream of you day and 

Frances: "No wonder you look so 

Bashful Liz. 

A modest girl 
Is Liz Horsley. 
She won't even 
Wash the parsley. 

Hettie: "Helen reminds me of a 
character from Dickens." 

Julia (observing the dancers) : 
"Which one?" 

Hettie: "Oliver Twist." 

Mr. Marsh: 

"What are pauses?" 
'They grow on cats." 

Helen Gray: "I didn't have a date 
with Buster. I just talked to him." 

Miss Irvin: "What else do you do 
when you have a date?" 

Girls* At Last Here's Your Chance! 

All ye who would grow plump and 
well-developel, harken unto my cry! 
Mr. Marsh offers demonstrations at 
Glee Club practice. The admission is 
very small. You'll enjoy it. Come on 
and we'll all grow shapely! Be sure 
and bring a baton or some other 
HEAVY article to aid you in gaining 
muscular strength. 

Girls, if you have a black and white 
striped coat put it away on going to 
bed! Mae Nabors nearly frightened 
her poor little self into convulsions 
the other night. She awoke about 3 
o'clock and saw her coat in the moon- 
light and thought an Aldrich prisoner 
had escaped. I'll tell you that moon- 
light is good at playing tricks! 

"Won't you come into my parlor?' 
Said the spider to the fly. 
"Parlor nothin' — getta flivver!" 
Was our modern fly's reply. 

Floi (moonlight and all that rot) : 
"Do you know what a dumb waiter 

Jack (same surrounding of course) : 

A little bee sat on a tree 
And then he sat on me — o. g. 

— Yellow Jacket. 

Miss Vickery: "What is play?" 
Sara G.: "A very important busi- 
ness that school interrupts." 

Miss Tucker: "I'll never get over 
what I saw last night." 
Julia: "What was that?" 
Miss T.: "The moon." 

Once, in a dingy music hall, 

I heard a violin that threw 
A veil across the ugliness 
Of vulgar people seeking life, 
And wondered if the players knew. 

That he had brought on wings of song 
Some breath of beauty down to 
Who had forgotten that the world 
Had beauty and had lost their dreams, 
I never heard him play again! 

For he was young when he began 

His songs and in his eyes he held 
A light that flickered slowly down 
And died from unresponsiveness 
And in its dying seemed to weld. 

A brazen screen around the things 

Of youth his soul had shown. 
He bowed when he was done and 

walked away 
And lost himself within the crowd 
That clapped the jazzband long and 

Imo.: "Do cats go to heaven?" 
Gene: "Of course not." 
Imo.: "Then where do the angels 
get their harp strings?" 

Claribel: "I am so doggone broke 
that a dime looks like a wash tub." 

Janie Crooks: "You're a flush. I've 
been squeezing this quarter so long 
that the eagle looks like a crane." 

Mr. Wills: "And when Lord Ches- 
terfield saw that death was near he 
gathered all his friends around him 
and uttered those last immortal words. 
Who can tell me what the dying words 
of Lord Chesterfield were?" 

Class (in chorus) : "They satisfy." 

Dr. Bacote and Miss Harrington 
have the tennis playing craze. Let's 
all watch the outcome. You can't ever 
tell when a "love" game will result. 

Manie: "When do you expect to 

Ruth Sanford: Every year." 


On the evening of January 26 the 
members of the Alephsadhe Club wid- 
ened their circle to include Misses 
Ibbie Jones and Jane Faye Cotney. 

At eight o'clock they marched down 
the assembly hall steps and to the 
gymnasium, representing Diana, the 
Goddess of Hunt, and a blue bird, the 
symbol of happiness ; Miss lbbie Jones, 
being Diana and Miss Faye Cotney be- 
ing the blue bird. 

After dancing a shoit time at the 
gym the initiation was continued at 
the club house. The initiation was 
sealed by the new members taking the 
club pledge and receiving the badge 
of honor, which was a band of black 
ribbon bearing the insignia of the 
club to be worn on the head. 


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 

Paramount, Pathe, First Na- 
tional Pictures 

Mail Service 

We Are Glad 

to announce to our many friends 
of Alabama College that we are 
ready with all the accepted fash- 
ions for early Spring. 


This style in 
Patent, Brown, 
Dull or Tan 


Birmingham, Alabama 

Marinello Beauty Parlor 

19291 1/ 2 3rd Ave., North, and BURGER'S STORE 
Expert in Misses' and Children's Hair Cutting. Permanent Wave 

50c Per Curl. 

The latest styles first, 
The best values always! 


Wadesonian Theatre 

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 

Montevallo, Ala. 





"And it's oh, my heart! my heart! 
to be out in the sun and sing." But 
it's the life for a college lass to be 
out under the moon and eat. All 
those who participated in the glorious 
feed near the log cabin Thursday 
night will know what I mean. Moon- 
light madness is the term used to ex- 
press that contentment of heart which 
one feels when seated around a big 
bonfire, "heap much" food at hand, a 
jolly crowd, and the strains of some 
familiar air sung to the pang, pang 
of the ukulele. Those who experi- 
enced this contentment of heart on 
Thursday evening were: Miss Har- 
rington, Kathleen McCormack, Lulie 
Fitts, Betty Reid, Dot McCleod, Eliza- 
beth Horsley, Lucille Nelson, Lucy 
McCauley, Alice Bargainer, Rella Ru- 
dolph, Anny May Skinner and Eugenia 


On the evening of January 25th, the 
members of the Senior Class enjoyed 
a formal dinner given by Misses Anna 
and Edna Irvin. 

When the Seniors, who had some- 
how made themselves beautiful for 
the occasion, had passed the gauntlet 
of smiles and comments from the in- 
terested spectators who hung over the 
stairway bannisters, they found one 
wing of the college dining room trans- 
formed into a charming cabaret. Be- 
tween the courses of a most delightful 
dinner the guests were entertained, 
as the reporters would say, by "tal- 


Birmingham Hotel 
Men's Association 

Birmnigham, Ala. 

Get It At 


Birmingham's Best Store For 
Over Half a Century 

ent, youth and beauty." The fact that 
each guest was transferred to another 
beautifully decorated table and other 
charming partners with each course 
added interest to the evening. 

This delightful entertainment will 
be among those longest remembered 
by the Senior Class of '24 and will also 
hold a place in the memories of the 
other guests, who were present. These 
guests were: Dr. and Mrs. Palmer, 
Dean and Mrs. Carmichael, Miss Mac- 
Millan, Miss Sutherland, Miss Stall- 
worth, Miss Decker, Miss Taber, Miss 
De Vane and Rev. P. H. Carmichael. 

The following varied and entertain- 
ing program was rendered between 

Selection — Piano and Violin, Janice 
Fuquay, Ann Long. 

Gypsy Maiden — Nancy Caldwell. 

Once Upon a Time (dance), Nita 

The World is Waiting for the Sun- 
rise — Martha Fuquay. 

My Man John (old English ballad), 
Mildren Martin, Theresa Conaway, 
Mildred Vardamen, Ann Long. 

The Water Nymph (dance), Elsie 

Rose in the Bud — Abbotle McKin- 

Reading — Edith Montgomery. 


The regular meeting of the Calkins 
Music Club was held Thursday after- 
noon January 31, at 4:30. After a 
short business meeting, Miss Alice 
Mahler welcomed the new members 
who have just been taken in. We 
were very fortunate in securing some 
of the earliest hymn tunes recorded 
in America. The very interesting pro- 
gram rendered about American Music 
was as follows: 

"First Period of American Music," 
read by Helen Hagood. 

Song, York Hymn tune, Alice Mah- 

"Second Period of American Music," 
read by Florence London. 

Song, "On the Death of General 
Washington," Abbotte McKinnon, 
Alice Mahler, Nancy Caldwell, Ethel 

Song, Chester tune, Nancy Caldwell, 
Alice Mahler. 

Violin solo, "Spanish Serenade," 
Alice Lyman. 

We hope all members of the club 
will attend each meeting in the future. 
We are very glad to announce the 
following new members: Anne Long, 
Mildred Young, Miriam Ernst, Alice 
Quarles, Genevieve Turberville, Agnes 


Yeager's Studio 

Highland Ave. 
Montevallo, Alabama 

"The Store For Groceries" 

Elliott Mercantile 

Saturday night in the club house, 
the Tutwiler, Philomathic and Cas- 
talian Clubs entertained at a beauti- 
ful Valentine reception for their hon- 
orary members, new members and 
pledges. The three club rooms were 
thrown together and the color scheme 
of red prevailed throughout. In the 
back room refreshments were served 
from a lovely round table with the 
centerpiece, a shower bouquet of red 
carnations and red hearts. Candle- 
sticks with red candles gave a soft 
grow to the colorful scene as the 
guests passed to and fro in their many 
colored evening frocks. 

The new members of each club were 


Stationers- Engravers- Printers 
Office Furniture 
2014 First Ave. Birmingham, Ala. 

Mona M. Davies 

Montevallo, Alabama 

The Store That is Different 
Holiday Goods Now on 

in fancy costume. The Tutwiler rep- 
resented the famous women of his- 
tory. Next came the Philomathics in 
a cloud of gauzy rainbow colors and 
"Follie" costumes. Last, but by no 
means least, the Seven Fallen Angels 
of the Castalians appeared. 

A large punch bowl in the hall held 
delicious punch, which was served to 
the guests as they entered. The color 
scheme was further carried out in the 
refreshments, which were ice cream, 
mints and cake. A dainty favor 
adorned each plate in the shape of a 
bonbon dish capped by a very red 

The evening, was pronounced a 
great success by the participants who, 
in all, numbered about one hundred 
and fifty. 



On Saturday afternoon the Home 
Economics Club delightfully enter- 
tained its new members at a kid 
party in the old library. Promptly 
at 4:30 crowds of dainty little girls, 
in frilly party dresses with sashes, 
hair ribbons and socks to match, and 
handsome little boys, arrayed in their 
Sunday best, began to arrive at the 
scene of marry-making. 

There they found swings, see-saws, 
sandpiles and other things dear to 
the childish heart, which, with va- 

California Sunset Satin with a hand 
boquet of roses, represented "Love 
Sends a Little Gift of Roses." 

"Orientale" was softly played and 
Margaret Gay as a little Japanese 
maiden shuffled behind her fan. 

Helen Bishop as a Gypsy dancer 
with her tambourine next represented 
"Gypsy Love Song." 

And last, Julia Chester in an old- 
fashioned costume danced the minuet 
as Mitzie in Shubert's "Song of 

After a few enjoyable dances in 
the gym, they returned to the dor- 
miory where a sumptuous banquet 
was enjoyed by every one. Those 
present were: 

Miss Brownfield, Miss Snyder, Mrs. 
Evans, Allen Evans, Miss Vausse, 
Martha Evans, Lucille Williams, Mar- 
garet Gay, Grace Evans, Julia Ches- 
ter, Kathleen Chester, Eva Smith, 
Anne Henderson, Helen Bishop, Char- 
lotte Hilton, Elizabeth Phillips and 
Hettie Hinson. 


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rious games, were thoroughly enjoy- 
ed b ythe youngsters for a lively 

The noise and merriment, however, 
was instantly subdued by the en- 
trance of Miss Lillie Burleson, in the 
person of the old maid school teach- 
er, who called the class to order, and 
began the studies of the day with a 
sadly needed spelling lesson. 

Every pupil present was called up- 
on for some kind of performance, 
and surprising dramatic talent as 
well as most unusual intellectual 
ability on the part of the young pu- 
pils was exhibited. 

One very enjoyable number on the 
program was the soulful and touch- 
ing rendition of "Yes, we have no 
bananas," by five of Miss Burleson's 
most promising young pupils, Misses 
Sale, Andrews, Keyes, Kemp and 
Johnson. The harmonies and tones 
produced, to say nothing of their 
rhythm and volume, afford suffi- 
cient proof that these young girls 
will make their mark in the operatic 

At 5:30 the children went into 
ecstacies over the appearance of all 
the red lollypops, ice cream cones 
and cakes they could eat; and after 
a generous share of each, the kids 
went home, sticky but happy. 

The Phi Delta Sigma members en- 
joyed the greatest event of the year 
on initiation night. The new mem- 
bers were dressed to imitate differ- 
ent flowers, since the aim of the 
club is to study nature in its dif- 
ferent aspects. The following girls 
were dressed in pretty costumes rep- 
resenting flowers: Agnes Stewart, 
jasmine; Hazel Black, lily; Inez 
Ray, forget-me-not; Dutch Watts, car- 
nation, and Edith Adams, violet. Ger- 
trude Patterson, one of our new 
members, was absent and will be ini- 
tiated at a special meeting. 

After the dance in the gymnasium 
the five girls, dressed in neat cos- 
tumes, went directly to the club 
house for further initiation. The cab- 
in was decorated in blue and gold, 
the club colors. The new members 
in a very gay mood, were met by 
the old ones and two of the honorary 
members, Misses Stone and Ross. 

About nine-thirty, an ice course 
was served to both old members 
and pledges. The remainder of the 
evening was spent in toasting marsh- 
mallows over a big log fire. 



On the 17th of January the Beta 
Sigma Delta welcomed into their 
club their elgible pledges. The first 
event of the evening was the attrac- 
tive "lead out" of a number if the 
clubs, which was one of the prettiest 
that Montevallo has ever witnessed. 

The Beta Sigma Delta's represent- 
ed, a marriage of the club to the col 
lege and Old Love Songs. The multi- 
colored lights were thrown on the 
stairs as the bride and groom en- 
tered to the strains of Lohengrin's 
wedding march. The bride was Eliz- 
beth Philips and the groom, Char- 
lotte Hilton. Immediately after the 
bride came Little Miss Martha 
Evans and Master Allen Evans car- 
rying the letters B.E.D. and Alabama 
College which were made of pnik 

Then the jester, Kathleen Chester, 
announced the songs and Miss Sny- 
der in her lovely voice, sang the 
age old songs of love as each girl 
came into view and tripped lightly 
down the stairs. 

First came Anne Henderson in a 
lovely dress of blue taffeta with gar- 
den hat to match, representing "Alice 
Blue Gown." Then Eva Smith in a 

On initation night, one on which 
all the clubs show their originality 
nd talent, the ZRD represented a 
Chinese wedding. The parade was 
led by Ann Long dressed as the 
lantern bearer. Then came the bride, 
Jo Kilgore, who was carried in a 
beautifully decorated liter by Julia 
Riddle, Elorie Ingram, Ann Jones, 
and Irma Reaves, each dressed in 
effective man's Chinese costume. Im- 
mediately following the bride, came 
Mildred Walker, Mariama Taylor, two 
Japanese boys, carrying the liter of 
presents. The mixed orchestra was 
composed of the following Chinese 
boys and girls. Melba Griffin, Claire 
Griffin, Helen Allison, Francis Rosen- 
bloom, Rebekah Pduett, and Marga- 
ret Butler. Just after the dance at 
the gym the girls were taken to 
the club room where they were 
served sandwiches, tea, cream and 
cake. Then, oh, then— came the 
sighs: "To die or not to die." 

After the initiation, while en 
route to the assembly hall the 
"wrecks of the Hesperas" met four 
of the pledges, Mildred Thompson, 
Gladys Huey, Frances Rappaport and 
Elizabeth Taylor, dressed as Red 

Worley & Horn 

Fresh Meats, Groceries, 
Candies, Fresh Vebetables 
and Fruits 

Jeter Mercantile Co. 

Dealers in Groceries, Candies, 
Hardware and Furniture, 
Shoes, Hose and Christ- 
mas Goods 

Cross nurses. They used their 
bands and stretcher in administering 
first aid to the sufferers. 

The honorary members present 
were: Mr. M. L. Orr, Miss Boyd, 
and Miss McMullan. 


"It pays to advertise!" You've 
heard it said! Evidently some of 
the girls believe this, for they were 
seen going to Aldrich peddling milk. 
If further information is desired ap- 
ply to Misses Vera Boyd, Permelia 
Schnell, Mary Struthers, Alice Dar- 
win, Grace Waldrop and Annie Holt 
Young who were seen to grace the 
wagon on the milk man's last trip. 

She: "Come on over, Jimmy, and if 
you're a stickler for form you might 
bring the mistletoe with you." 

Mrs. Palmer has promised to enter- 
tain the Senior class with a "petting 
party." Ain't that fine! 

Barber Shop 

G. H. Kendrick 


Barber Shop 

Q. C. B. Dry 
Cleaning Co. 

C. L. Meroney & Co. 

Montevallo, Alabama 

Are Displaying an Attractive 
Line of Dry Goods 

S. M. Freeman 

Dealers in Fruits, Groceries, 

Korell Merchandise Co. 

Dealers in Dry Goods, Candies, 
Shoes, Fancy Groceries, 
Hardware, Feedstuff 


VOL. 1. 

Montevallo, Ala., March 15, 1924 

No. 4. 


When Montevallo's strong Varsity 
team defeated the co-eds of Univer- 
sit yof Alabama on February 23 they 
won first claim to the Alabama col- 
legiate girls' basketball championship. 
Alabama college has every right to 
say that her's is the best team in the 
state for having played this year with- 
out a single defeat. Montevallo's to- 
tal score stands at 152, while that of 
her opponents total only 55. 

The game with the Alabama co-eds 
was staged as a grand climax to the 
high school girls basketball tourna- 
ment, which was held here Febru- 
ary 21, 22 and 23. It was a slow 
game, due to many fowls on both 
sides, but Montevallo's team work and 
the accurate aim of her forwards, 
Burleson and Martin, proved too 
much for the visiting Crimsonettes 
and Montevallo piled up a 22 to 5 
lead before the intermission. 'Bama 
.came back however in the second half 
with a decided improvement and out- 
scored Montevallo for the last fifteen 
minutes, but their "second wind" was 
to no avail, for it came too late for 
them to even hope to equal Monte- 
vallo's number and the game ended 
with a score of 27 to 12. 
The line-up was as follows:: 
Montevallo (27) — Martin and Bur- 
leson, forwards; Albritton and Car- 
michael, centers; Townsend and 
Smith, guards. Substitutions: Thom- 
as for Smith. 

Alabama (12) — Brinskelle and Nuck- 
o!s forwards; Little and Donovan, 
f enters; Hatomet and Shelbourne, 
guards^ Substitutions: Baked for 
Little; Robertson for Hammet. 

Referee: Brintell (Albany); TJm- 
p're, Grist (Selma Y.) 


Movement Started At Montevallo 
Contests; Loehr Heads 




Mrs. J. B. Hall, of Chicago, a mem- 
ber of Stonewall Chapter of the Unit- 
ed Daughters of the Confederacy of 
that city, has recently presented to 
the Stonewall Chapter a gift of 
$2,000.00 for a scholarship to aid a 
worthy girl, a descendant of a Con- 
federate soldier, to pursue a college 
course. Alabama College has been 
selected as the institution in which 
the award will be made. For some 
years this chapter has been present- 
ing to the college $50.00 to help a 
pupil. This gift on the part of Mrs. 
Hall makes the scholarship a perma- 
nent one, and a larger amount will 
be available than has heretofore been 

This is the first substantial gift 
that has come to Alabama College 
from an individual living outside of 
the state. The scholarship will be 
kncwn as the Lucy Harper Hall Schol- 
arship Fund. Mrs. Thomas F. Bot- 
tomley, of Chicago, has been the 
chairman of the committee on this 
scholarship fund for a number of 
years, and will continue to serve in 
this capacity, endeavoring to raise 
larger funds for this purpose. 


It's great to be a Senior, 

To be envied and admired, 
It's fun to be conspicuous and 

Always keenly eyed, 
Yet hard to think your college days 

Will be forever past. 
For the days when we are Seniors 

(Cannot forever last. 
But there's one thing we are certain, 

:As sure as. we must part, 
tftU carry as many memories ■ 

In our head as in our heart. 

The second great classic of girls' 
high school basketball teams was 
staged at Montevallo, February 21st 
to 23rd. A splendid array of teams 
from every section of Alabama swarm- 
ed Alabama's campus and played 
some of the best basketball ever wit- 
nessed in the state. There was mark- 
ed improvement in the playing over 
the first tournament which was held 
in 1923. 

One outstanding feature was the 
hard fighting necessary in even the 
elimination contests to decide which 
would win. The teams gathered at 
,the college had fought theh- way 
through many victories over other 
high schools of the state and had 
come as champions of this districts. 
Almost without exception, the games 
were full of thrills from the first to 
the last, each team showing a determ- 
ination to out-class the other. 

The final game was played Satur- 
day morning, February 23. The con- 
testants were Ramer High School of 
Montgomery county and Mortimer-Jor- 
dan High School of Jefferson county. 
The score was close at the end of 
each quarter, but was finally con- 
cluded with a victory for the Ramer 
tea mwith a score of 22 to 26. 

The beautiful silver basketball was 
I awarded by Dr. Frank Willis Barnett 
in his own inimitable style. This 
trophy was awarded as last year by 
the Birmingham News. 

Coincident with the tournament 
were a series of other contests held 
in home economics, art, and expres- 
sion. Many schools were represented 
by exhibits in home economics and 

The first prize in home economics 
was won by the Coffee High school, 
Florence, Alabama, while in art the 
first prize, which was a beautiful 
painting of an Alabama scene, given 
by Mr. Roderic D. MacKenzie went to 
Ensley High school. Numerous in- 
dividual prizes were awarded for the 
best individual entries ,in art and 
home economics. 

Fifteen schools were represented by 
two students each in the expression 
contest. Elimination recitals began 
at ten o'clock February 21, in Calkins 
Hall. The judges were Mr. Allen G. 
Loehr, Birmingham-Southern College, 
Birmingham, Miss Mary Axford, Sel T 
ma, and Miss Carrie Knox of Annis- 

The auditorium of Calkins hall was 
filled throughout Thursday and Fri- 
day during all the elimination reci- 
tals. The best six out of the thirty 
representatives were finally chosen 
after very hard and conscientious 
work on the part of the judges by 
noon on Friday. These were: Their 
ma Pearson, Chamhers County High 
school; Ruth Hill Carr, Phillips High 
school, Birmingham; Wilma Van 

I Sickle, Jones Valley High school, Pow- 
derly; Jessie Crum, Jones Valley 
High School, Powderly; Helen Veitch, 
Bessemer, and Elizabeth Russell, 
Alexander City. 

The final recital was staged in the 
college auditorium where a very large 
and enthusiastic audience greeted 
the six winners. It was an evening 
of delightful entertainment for the 
spectators and great excitement over 
who should be the winner. The 
judges were out for some time, but 
finally returned with their verdict. 
The first prize -vent to Miss Kum fifiji 
Carr, Uhillips High chool, Birming- 
ham, while the second prize went to 
Miss Jessie Crum, of Powderly. These 
prizes — medas, were awarded by the 
Birmingham Age-Herald. 

The contests in home economics, 
art, and expression were an experi- 
ment, but the enthusiastic support of 
the high schools of the state have 
shown that such contests fill a great 
need in Alabama's educational pro- 
gram and it is expected that these 
will become annual events of great 
interest in the future. 

The high school representatives, 
have expressed over and over again 
their deep appreciation of the splen- 
did hospitality shown them by the 
student body of Alabama College. All 
are to be congratulated upon the 
splendid spirit shown and the splen- 
did success of this great event. 



April Eighth to Eleventh 


The Alabama Players preesnted 
"Arms and the Man" by Bernard 
Shaw in the College auditorium Feb- 
ruary 23, under the direction of Miss 
Monk. Those who saw the play are 
unanimous in their decision of it be- 
ing the thing of the season. Miss 
Monk certainly deserves praise and 
congratulation on this production. 

Editor Montgomery as Captain 
Bluntschi, The Man, acted the part 
and then some. Who ever thought 
Edith could be such a fierce and 
starved soldier as she was in the 
first act. 

Mildred Martin as Raina, the lead- 
ing lady, wa's there when it came to 
being good looking, and a clever little 
lady she was. Robbie Allen, as Ma- 
jor Petkof f, the father of Raina, also 
did some good work. This is Rob- 
bie's first year and we are looking 
for more like this in the future. Janie 
Crooke Steel as Catherine, the Ma- 
jor's wife, outdid Herod himtelf. She 
was a scream from beginning to end. 

Mamie Love as Sergins, ah officer 
of the Bulgarian army, portrayed this 
patirical character to perfection. We 
lost sight Of Mamie entirely and saw 
only Sergins. Hazel Black as Nicola 
(Continued on page 2) 

The A. F. W. C. will hold its 1924 
meeting at our . college during next 
month. Over three hundred of the 
state's most distinguished women will 
attend. Among them will be some 
mothers, aunts and sisters of college 
girls. The greatest time of the year 
socially and intellectually is in store 
for us. All of the college organiza- 
tions are eagerly anticipating this qe- 
casion by making ready for 1 it, for 
they realize that it means more for 
the college and for the students than 
did the tournament and other great 
contests. The citizens of Montevallo 
who have been taking an active in- 
terest in all college affairs are doubly 
interested in this meeting and will 
assist in the entertaining. 

Mrs. Val Taylor, of Uniontown, a 
former Alabama College girl, is the 
President of the Federation and is 
coming back to her old college home, 
bringing with her the largest group 
of women who have ever visited here. 
Students of the college extend cordial 
greetings to Mrs. Taylor. It may be 
that some girl who is now here may 
fiil this high position some day. Girls, 
we must all meet Mrs. Taylor, her 
cabinet, and as many of the other 
representatives as we can. 

It has been twenty-four years since 
the Federation met in this town. Won- 
derful changes have taken place in 
the college, in the town, yea in the 

We, as students, should not forget 
that through the Federation several 
loan scholarships are given to Ala- 
bama College. The Conra McCon- 
aughy Scholarship, Kate Morrisette 
Scholarship, Mrs. John H. Phillips 
Scholarship, Elizabeth Haley Moore 
Scholaiship, Kate Hagan Scholarship 
for Music, and Mary Hill Randle 
Scholarship have aided a number of 
girls to complete their courses of 
study. The Joycrofters Club, of Bir- 
mingham, has recently added another 
scholarship to assist one student in 
the senior class to finish her course 
this year. This scholarship is to be 
made permanent, helping some girl 
every year. 

Welcome, Federation women, to 
Alabama College! The students greet 
you and wish for you the most suc- 
cessful meeting that you have ever 
held. It is our honor and our pleas- 
ure to serve you. Command us for 
anything you wish. 

A new movement was begunf at 
Alabama College at the close of the 
first state-wide expression contest 
held here last week. This movement 
is called the Alabama Public Speech 

A meeting of the teachers of ex- 
pression and others interested was 
called, and the aims of the associa- 
tion were thoroughly discussed and 
officers elected. Prof. Allen G. Loehr, 
Birmingham-Southern college, Birm- 
ingham, was elected president; Miss 
Leila Mae Smith, Phillips High 
School, Birmingham, vice president, 
and Miss Jessie F. Pringle, Bessemer, 
as secretary. These three form an 
executive committee who are work- 
ing on the constitution and by-laws 
for a permanent association and are 
calling upon all the teachers of ex- 
pression and others interested in the 
state to make it a point to be present 
in Montgomery at the Alabama Edu- 
cational Association for the purpose 
of perfecting the organization and of 
putting new emphasis of the matter 
of expression in Alabama. 

Wide spread interest is being mani- 
fested in the movement. The cooper- 
ation of all who desire to promote 
the cause of better speech and better 
expression is being asked. — Birming- 
ham News. 

Program Outlined 

For Club Meeting 

Montevallo Busy Preparing for State 

Meeting of Federated Women 

Oh, how I long for the days when I 
was full! wailed the waning crescent 
moon ! 

Of course yo ucan't believe every- 
thing you hear — 
Oh, no! but you can repeat it." 

Mrs. John Tilley and Mrs. J. Bre- 
vard Jones, of Montgomery, and Mrs. 
T. W. Palmer, of Montevallo, have 
prepared the tentative program for 
the twenty-ninth annual meeting of 
the State Federation of Women's 
Clubs, which is to be held in Monte- 
vallo April 8-11. Mrs. Palmer, with 
the aid of local representatives, is 
busy preparing suggestions for the 
completion of the program. 

Among some of the distinguishing 
features will be the annual address of 
the president, Mrs. Val Taylor, of 
Uniontown. During her administra- 
tion, the organizing of new clubs but 
in broadening the scope of the work 
in every line of endeavor. Mrs. Tay- 
lor has served as president for one 

Comprehensive reports will be sub- 
mitted for the following depart- 
ments: American citizenship, by Mrs. 
Louis A. Neill, Albany; citizenship,, 
training and international relations, 
by Mrs. B. Z. Glasgow, Athens; com- 
munity service, Mrs. Albert Moul- 
throp, Eufaula; friendly cooperation 
with ex-service men, Mrs. Paul 
Smith, Montgomery; motion pictures. 
Miss Alice Pettus, Anniston; applied 
education department, Miss Hattie 
Morton, Birmingham; conservation, 
Mrs. S. J. Starke, Troy; Miss Janet 
Simpson, Florence; home demonstra- 
tion, Mrs. Charles J. Bricken, Mont- 
gomery; home economics, Mrs. W. C. 
Vail; illiteracy, Mrs. Frank Thomas, 
Auburn; library extension, Mrs. L. D. 
McCollum, Bessemer; scholarships, 
Mrs. T. D. Parke, Birmingham; fine 
arts, Mrs. J. Carroll Long, Selma; art, 
Mrs. H. Y. Toner, Selma ; music, Mrs. 
C. B. Yandle, Birmingham; literature, 
Mrs. Jack Montgomery, Tuscaloosa; 
writers' clubs, Mrs. A. J. Gilmore, Sic- 
ard; public welfare, Mrs. J. E. Fra- 
zier, Birmingham; child welfare, Mrs. 
G. B. Michael, Mobile; public health, 
Mrs. Sidney Hart, Birmingham; social 
and industrial conditions, Mrs. W. A. 
Hill, Montgomery; publicity, Mrs, C. 
Mitchell Williamson, Birmingham; 
Bulletin, Mrs. J. Brevard Jonesi Mont- 
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make our dreams come true, or our ideals realties, is not an easy task. 
Mental concentration, coupled with great effort, is necessary. 

It is the ambition of nearly every healthy boy or girl to be a success 
in some line of endeavor after leaving school. To do this, he must keep 
wide awake while in school and take advantage of every opportunity 
presented to make himself efficient. "You would be a success to- 
morrow ? But that is so far away. And whatever the task, this is 
what men ask : Were you a success today ? Don't wait for some far 
tomorrow. Success isn't built that way; fame will come to you by the 
things you do. So how did you serve today ?" 

Good ideas are useless unless we put them into practice. We may 
have dreams or ideas, but if we never make an effort to put them into 
practice we will not succeed. If we are like Joe Sullivan, with our 
minds intent on the thing that we want tb do, and not a thought of the 
thing we do not want to do ; we too can succeed though somewhat 

Joe Sullivan was born of poor parentage, and when he was very 
young, one leg and one arm were paralized. He injured his other hand 
in the attempt to move himself about by crawling. Joe's brothers often 
said, in his presence, that they would always have to support him. This 
made him determine to make his own way in life. Notwithstanding his 
physical handicaps and the many obstacles in his way, he could not be 
downed; today he is a prominent business man in one of our largest 
cities. So filled with the idea of victory was his head and heart, failure 
was impossible. 

A firenian • once walked a frozen ledge not much wider than his 
hand, around an eight-story building to save a little child from the 
^flames. This man was not a physical giant, but a mental one. If he 
had been thinking of the nerve-racked crowd that watched him from the 
awful depth below, and of the slippery ice upon which he walked in- 
stead of his purpose, he would surely have failed. 

It is not always the genius that succeeds. Oft times we see the 
talented person fail, just because he was overwhelmed with the dread 
that he would do exactly what he did do. He that is less gifted and 
knows how to use what talent he has, will outstrip the genius and usurp 
his place in fame. 

Success in the eyes of the world is generally counted in dollars and 
cents. To gain power, position and wealth is success; but Dr. Burton 
says: "Success is spiritual and nothing else. You succeed in the great 
art of life just according as you have formed character, and advanced 
in the exercise of truth, purity and kindness." 


The weather we have with us — but 
this week we have had just a little 
more of it than usual. Yet do we 
complain? We do not! Even on Feb- 
ruary the second when the ground 
hog, after a brief squint outside, made 
one deft handspring toward the little 
trundle bed, did we pine and sigh? 

R. A. Hendrick's Drug 

Drinks, Candies, Toilet 

Compliments of 

J. JR. Johnson 

Not we; we followed his little exam- 
ple and made a dash for our fur coats 
and good dispositions — if we possess- 
ed such. And just in time. 

For early Tuesday morning in spite 
of the fact that the weather man had 
announced as the next number on the 
program "There is sunshine in my 
soul today," he whimsically changed 
the tune to variations of "Pit-a-pat! 
pit-a-pat! Fall the tiny raindrops," 
and "It's not raining rain to me, it's 
raining daffodils!" But either we were 
very poor singers or the weather man 
was hard to please; for suddenly he 
discarded that tune altogether and 
led out with "Faster, fleeter, fall the 
snowflakes." At this point such a 
heated discussion arose as to whether 
they were realiy snowflakes or not 
that the poor things melted in the 
heat thereof. (N. B. This was our 
only proof that heat had not altogeth- 
er passed away from the world.) Dur- 
ing the rest of the day even the weath- 
erman's wits were frozen, and as for 
us — we joined mournfully enough in 
the chorus: "Darling, I am growing 

Yes, the weather we have always 
with us. 

She frowned on him, 

And called hi mMr. 

Because in fun he merely Kr. 

And then, .in- spite 

The following night ;,o; 

The naughty Mr. Kr. Lr. 


ions Against ; 
a Man 


l • 

«-» ——— — — — « — — « 

(©, 1923, by McClure Newspaper syndicate.) 

"Now, what in the world can that 
mean?" Miss Dacy asked of space, 
peering through her half-drawn blind 
at the car end, turning into the nar- 
row Burton drive. Not only narrow, 
but unkept — a mute proclaimer indeed 
of Burton blood. Trim-kept hedges and 
shrubbery would have let in freely 
curious eyes. 

Instead of them long blossomy 
boughs bending across the front walk 
obscured whatever happened there. 
This made Miss Dacy peevish— even 
more than the fact that the house sat 
diagonally across from her own, in- 
stead of full face to her. 

A tight-lipped body, so plump she 
looked to have been melted and poured 
into her clothes, she was a chronic 
sufferer from wasted efficiency. She 
felt so wholly equal to managing 
everybody's affairs it seemed a fair 
shame her efforts should be confined 
to her own. They were very small, 
yet sufficient — only the drawing of her 
annuity, getting her full dues from the 
Italian who worked her tiny truck 
farm and keeping tabs on the mission- 
ary money until she knew it was safe 
in Lawyer Holden's hands. 

He was the sole and shining excep- 
tion to her scathing scorn of men in 
general — even the most part of Bibli- 
cal characters. Lazarus, Job and St. 
Paul had her good word — as for the 
rest, from King David down to St. 
Peter, she held opinions that would 
not look pretty In print. 

But antipathy reached its climax 
around Jimmy Holden, son to the law- 
yer. Him Miss Dacy could not abide. 
He ran the plantation as he pleased, 
spoiling all the workers round about 
with his ways, keeping foxhounds, go- 
ing night hunting, too, and giving Sat- 
urday afternoon barbecues the sum- 
mer through. This was upsetting, any 
thrifty person must admit ; but even 
that was not the worst. Jim not only 
stood up stoutly for Phyllis Burton, 
but made his mother and his twin sis- 
ters do likewise. And that girl need- 
ed putting down if ever one did. Ac- 
tually putting her hand to the plow — 
a riding plow to be sure — wearing 
overalls and short hair, and old clothe 
years behind the style, because, for- 
sooth, she said outright she couldn't 
afford new. She might alter them, at 
least, as she might cut the grass, and 
trim up the rose bushes, and white 
wash the side fences — when nobody 
was looking. 

Instead, she was up at dawn, in the 
fields, doing a man's part, hiring as 
little as she could, but paying roundly, 
and worst of all, making such truck, 
so fine and flavorous and well packed 
and sorted, it not merely got the top 
of the market, but made other truck 
look to be worth much less. There, 
perhaps, lay Miss Dacy's liveliest root 
of grievance. Her Italian, notwith- 
standing he knew his business, either 
couldn't or wouldn't learn the frills 
Phyllis was putting onto it — always 
getting books and new sorts of things 
and seeds, and never minding sun- 
burn nor blistered hands, no matter 
who came round. 

Most men hated her, Miss Dacy was 
sure of that. Why wouldn't they, pay- 
ing off a heavy mortgage as she was 
doing, when they could barely scrape 
along from year to year. It might be 
all straight business. Miss Dacy, 
though, had her doubts. Phyllis had 
had a bank behind her from the first, 
and old man Young wasn't the sort to 
do things for nothing. His scapegoat 
son, Bill, was mighty set on marrying 
Phyllis. Miss Dacy had charitably 
made up her mind that the girl in re- 
fusing him over and over was playing 
for his widower-father. Deep — too 
deep — for any girl to be, said the 
moral policewoman to her gossips. But 
just now all she could think of was 
the wholly strange car that was halted 
before the Burton piazza, while the 
big farm bell clanged a brazen sum- 
mons to Phyllis at the farthest edge 
of the place. 

"It ain't Young's, nor Holden's, nor 
any sort o' agent," the observer solilo- 
quized. "Cain't be the preacher's, 
; neither-^nor -the : sheriff's. No sech 
luck as my seein' him come I Must 
a-come from a good, ways off by the 
look of the dust, I'd give my best, hen 
••to knjjw all ;*bout |ti_ Wouldn't^ bf 

stayTn' so and callin' in the boss if 
spmethin' wasn't in the wind." 
/The reflection bespoke almost psy- 
chic insight. For Phyllis Burton, en- 
chanting in clean blue overalls, tous- 
eled goldy-brown hair framing her 
rosy face, stood face to face with a 
severely correct legal-lcoking person, 
who extended his card saying with 
almost abjectness : "Miss Burton — 
you can't know my relief at finding 
you— after running ddwn the blindest 
clues a matter of three years." 

"What made you do it?" Phyllis 
asked, in a shaken voice she tried 
vainly to make saucy. 

"To put it briefly— money and mat- 
rimony," the newcomer, Judge Verrill, 
said with a low bow. 

"The climax of an old romance. 
Austin Chalmers, who loved and lost 
your mother, through his wild ways, 
went back to the Indian Nation, now 
Oklahoma, and the squaw he had left 
there, lived there — vegetated rather — 
for ten years or so, then roused as 
statehood came to pass — and ended by 
making millions In oil, just a month 
before he died — " 

"Oh, poor man ! How pitiful !" 
Phyllis interrupted. Judge Verrill 
smiled grimly, saying, "Hear the rest. 
He pensioned his half-breed desientl' 
ants handsomely — they get more than 
half. But the residue he willed to 
you, jointly with his nephew — a Chal- 
mers unalloyed. You see, he loved 
his blood in spite of everything—also 
his name. I was with him at the end. 
He said clearly : 'Fix it so my real 
heirs shall be Lucy Wyeth's grand- 
children — then I'll mind nothing — not 
even h — 1.' Have you the heart to 
thwart him?" 

Phyllis shrank and shivered. "Go 
away !" she half moaned. "You must 
— I can't think — dad is away — and I 
must ask — somebody else," choking 
over the last word. 

"I see," said Judge Verrill, sighing. 
"Well, young lady, you have the choice 
of a million lifetimes. You have just 
a month to make it in — under the will. 
I will be back a trifle earlier — have 
your mind firmly made up." 

With that he pressed her trembling 
hands and went, smiling and sighing 
to himself. 

Dad, convinced by the will and othei 
appended documents that the millions 
were not mythical, shook his head, 
whistled loudly, and ended with: 

"My conscience ! How ever could! 
you spend all that? Hard labor for 
life, it seems to me — " 

To which Phyllis undutifully coun- 
tered: "Oh! That don't scire me a 
bit — ain't I your daughter?" laughing 
and fondling his hand. 

After a week's silence they went at 
the matter seriously — with a result of 
dad's demanding counsel — from Jimmy 
Holden, of all people. This was a 
facer to the youngster, but he took It 
like a thoroughbred, asking with danc- 
ing eyes: "How can you hesitate, 
Fillacy-Follacy? Don't you know the 
governor can get you a divorce, neat 
but not gaudy, if you happen not to 
like the shape of the Chalmers nose, 
or the color of his hair?" 

"Of course," Phyllis flung back. 
"But what good would that do? I'd 
have such alimony you'd never dare 
look at me — and you know unless we 
marry finally all the congregation at 
Brush Creek will be so disappointed 
they'll think damnation is too good 
for us." 

"That so?" from Jimmy reflectively. 
"I'm at the first of it, but If that'a 
true talk, we'll let the Injun money 
lapse to the half-breeds. Johnny Chal- 
mers don't get it, unless he gets you 
— he'll be real cross over it I reckon, 
but not a patch on what I'd be if I 
had to lose you." 

"Not really?" from Phyllis, but her 
eyes were like stars. 



(■Continued from page 1 ) 
gomery, editor; legislation, Mrs. Bibb 
Graves, Montgomery. 

Among the distinguished out-of-state 
visitors will "be Mrs: J. B. Hays, the 
corresponding secretary of the Gen- 
eral Federation of Women's Clubs. 

Alabama College faculty is- prepar- 
ing a musical program, to be followed 
by a reception on -one evening. 

The Tutwiler Club, one of the stu- 
dent organizations, is a federated club, 
and while it has been a 'member 'for 
several' years t this is its first exper- 
ience in helping to entertain the state 
federation. ■ Miss Winifred Castle- 
man, of Greensboro, is president and 
will deliver one of the addresses of 
welcome. Other welcome addresses 
will be given by Mayor J. A. Brown, 
for the town; President Palmer, for 
Alabama College; Charleton G. Smith, 
president Exchange Club; Mrs. T. W. 
Palmer, president of the Studiosijs 
Club; Mrs. George DeShazo, worthy 
matron, Eastern Star, and by repre- 
sentatives of other organizations in 
the town of Montevallo. 

Twent-your years ago, the Federa- 
tion of Clubs held its annual meeting 
in Montevallo. Since then the feder- 
ation, the town and the college have 
greatly enlarged their field of activ- 
ities. This meeting is anxiously await- 
ed by the entire community. — (From 
Birmingham News.) 

Old-Time Tavern Sign 

The museum of the city of New 
York has an old-time tavern sign on 
which Is printed the following: "Four 
pence a night for bed. Six pence with 
supper. No more than five to sleep 
in one bed. No boots to be worn in 
bed. Organ grinders to sleep in the 
washhouse. No dogs allowed upstairs. 
No beer allowed in the kitchen. No 
razor grinders or tinkers taken in." 


(Continued from page 1) 

the model man-servant, and Gladys 
Huey as Louka, the maid-servant with 
a soul above her station, were two 
■haracters that were not easy to play, 
'or once they were servants with 
ense and the action of the play de- 
jendd largely upon them. The whole 
cast proved to be very talented ac- 

The Program. 

Caste — 

Captain Blutschli, The Man, a Swiss; 
though serving in the Servian Army 
— Edith Montgomery. 

Major Petkoff, of the Bulgarian 
Army — Robbie Allen. 

Catherine, the Major's wife — Janice 
Crooks Steele. 

Raina, their daughter, engaged to 
Sergius — Mildred Martin. 

Sergius, also of the Bulgarian Army 
— Manie Love. . • 

Nicola, the model man-servant of 
the Petkoff household — Hazel Black. 

Louka,. the maid-servant with a soul 
above her station— Gladys 'Huey 

A Russian- Officer— Margaret Butler. 

Act I — Night. Raina's bedchamber 
in Bulgaria in November, 1885. 

Act II— The ' sixth of March, 1886. 
In the garden of Major Petkoff's 

Act III — The same day. In the Pet- 
koff librabry after lunch. 

The Alabama Players are planning 
two trips this spring; one March 14 
and 15 to Howard College and Birm- 
ingham-Southern college. . The other 
will be March 21 and 22 to Mont- 
gomery and Auburn. The schedule 
is not completed yet and other en- 
gagements will probably be add-ad. 

The organization consists of: 
The Producing Staff 

Miss Scott and Miss Monk — Direc- 

Miss Ross — Costume Designer. 

Mrs. Wills — Scene Designer. 

Miss McMillan — Art Director. 

Mr. Jones-Williams — Director of 

Mr. Robinson and Mr. Reid — Stage- 

Officers of the Club 

Margaret Butler — President, 

Alice Mahler — Secretary-Treasurer. 

Willie Lee Reaves — Stage Manager. 

Elsie Mahaffy — Property Manager. 

Marianna Thomas — Advertising 

Advisory Board 

President T. W. Palmer, Dean. 0. 
C. Carmichael, Miss Myrtle Brooke. 

Maybe Long Distance 

"Why, Mary, Where's your little 

"I've locked him Into a clothes 
closet. He's -been in there an hour." 

"Goodness, why aren't you' playing 
any more?'' 

"We are". I'm the telephone lady 
ind he's waiting for a connection." I 



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I stole a kiss the other night 
My conscience hurt alack 
I think I'll have to go tonight 
And give the darn thing back. 

'The ysat alone in the moonlight, 
And she soothed his troubled brow 
'Dearest," she said, "My life's been 

But Tin on my last Lap. now." 

"Three hair nets, please." 

"What strength?" 

"Two dances and a car ride." 

He: "Can you play 'Mah-Jong?' " 
She: "Sorry, haven't touched a 
piano in six months." 

"Jack kissed me last night." 

"How many times?" 

"I came to confess, not to boast." 

Husband: (who is terribly mad) 
'Are all women fools?" 

Wife: (meekly) "No, there are 
some who never marry." 

Father: "Look here, my dear, I 
don't mind your sitting up late with 
that young man of yours, but I do 
object to his taking my morning paper 
hen he goes. 

Girl: "What's your opinion of 
omen who imitate men?" 
Boy : "They're idiots." 
Girl: "Then the imitation is suc- 

There's Ted, the football man she 

And Jim of tennis days, 

There's Herbert too, and blonde 

They took her off to plays, 
And there's Charlie, the high school 


With whom she used to "mush." 

No wonder she's a "Blushing Bride!" 

Ye Gods! She ought to blush. 

She: "Mary certainly is wild about 

He: "Why bring Jim into it." 

By Anhy May Skinner. 

"Gossip is the stuff of which scan- 
dal is made." 

To me it has for some time been 
somewhat a mystery as to why some 
girls could find it so interesting to 
hike to Aldridch every Sunday after- 
noon, but now the secret is out! Who 
would have ever imagined that such a 
smal ltown would hold such a wealth 
of Romeos. And so faith! (?) Be- 
fore the last ray of the dying sun 
could fade in the west, they had al- 
ready made their way to the lattices 
of the new dormitory. 

No man cares to be a woman until 
he is a professodr who is help up by 
a girl who has been "undeservedly 

One moon 
One porch 

One cushioned swing 

One man 

One girl 

The usual thing 

One clinch 

One (?) kiss 

A heavy line 

It must 

Be good 

For it works fine 
Each night 
There is 

One chang of plan 

Same girl 

All right— 

A different man. 

Frances Seldon: "What's the name 
of this dessert." 

That Little Game. 

He told me that his herat was mine 

He lied 
He said he never shot a line 
He lieu 

He swore to me that he'd be true 
And love me just as lovers do — 
I told him I believed him too 
I lied— "Sweet Briar." 

He called her pansy, violet, rose, 
And all the flowers of spring 
She said I ckn'i be all bf those 
You li-lac everything! 

Mr. and Mrs. Sharp were visiting 
New York last summer. At dinner 
one evening Mr. Sharp was heard to 
uutter a cry of horror and fear. 

"What's the matter?" asked Mrs. 

He held the menu out for her to 

"Baked Indian Pudding." Can such 
things be in a civilized land? 

Ruth Smith: (at breakfast) I want 
a roll!" 

Nell T.: "Well, get down and go 
to it!" 

Fluff: Just the same women are 
the salt of the earth! 

Wynn: You win. They must be — 
think of the men they've driven to 

Of all good spellers I have known, 
Venarah now the coop has flown, 
She sees thru things at the first 

She spells Sam backwards and finds 
its "Mack." 

The Eteral Feminine! 

How I wish that some debator, 
Versed in all forensic laws, 
Would some happy day create a 
Safe rebuttal for "Because." 

Agnes: "The cold air chills me to 
the bone." 
Miss Brooke: "Put on your hat." 

Faith: — The young man who sends 
flowers to a girl who has broken a 
date on account of illness. 

Hope:: — The man who calls a girl 
for a date at eight o'clock Saturday 

Charity: — The girl who suggests 
they go to the movies. 


Soft Music. 

Ernestine: "I hear your cook quit, 

Buster: "Yeah! My sweetie went 

They met on the bridge at midnight. 
But they'll never meet again., 
For she was a west-bound heifer 
And he was an east-bound train. 

Profs, are those which — 


Spend three quarters of an hour and 
one box of chalk explaining and then 
after you've copie dfour pages of 
notes tell you that the stuff is not 

Wear red neck ties and horse col- 

Wait until you're jammed with work 
and then throw a quiz. 

Think that their course is the only 
one you're taking and hand out prob- 
lems as if they were giving away 
German marks. 

Tell . you not to cram for exams 
because it will be general and then 
ask you if you agree with the state' 
inent on page 247. 

Give you F's and all the others get 
A's and B's. 

Ruth Little to dining room girl: 
"What's the matter with my coffee? 
It looks like mud." 

Frances McCee: "It was ground 
this morning." 

The Blushing Bride. 

They tell us of the blushing bride 
Who to the altar goes 
Down the aisles of the church 
Between the friend filled rows. 
There's Bill whom she motored w 
And Bud with whom she swam, 
There's Jack— she- used to golf y 

f-nd Edi who - esiilea iter- ! 'I.amb." 



Symbol— WO. 

A member of the Human family. 

Occurrence: Can be found wherever 
man exists. Seldom occurs in the 
free or native state. Quality depends 
on state in which it is found. With 
the exception of Alabama state, the 
combined state is to be preferred. 

Physical Properties: All colors and 
sizes. Always appears in disguised 
condition. Surface of face seldom un- 
protected by coating of paint or film 
of powder (composition immaterial.) 
Boils at nothing, and may freeze at 
any moment. However, it melts when 
properly treated. Very bitter if not 
used correctly. 

Chemical Properties: Extremely ac- 
tive. Possesses a great affinity for 
gold, silver, platinum and precious 
stones of all kinds. Violent, reactive 
when left alone by" men. Ability to 
absorb all kinds of expensive food at 
any time. Undissolved by liquids, but 
activity is greatly increased when sat- 
urated with spirit solutions. Some- 
times yields to pressure. Turns green 
when placed next to a better appear- 
ng sample. Ages very rapidly. Fresh 
variety has great magnetic attraction, 
i Note: Highly explosive and likely 
to be dangerous in inexperienced 



Who makes me wear a cap so bright? 
Who haunts my footsteps day and 

- The Soph! 

Who ducks me when I need a bath 
To wash my soul of all its wrath.? 
The Soph! " 

jWhom would I like to see so dead l 
IThat green- grass : grows * above her 
I head? . 

The Soph!- 

"Stop!" cried the voice in the taxi. 
The driver stopped. 
"I didn't mean you. Keep right on 
driving," said the voice. 

'Words and eggs must be handled 

with care. 
For words once spoken 
And eggs once broken 
Aren't the easiest things to repair." 

A swallow doesn't make a summer. 
But a swallow of the stuff men drink 
these days will make a funeral. 

If when you finished reading 
These fe wjokes I've told 
Don't repeat the same old stuff 
"Aw! That one is old." 

A Rare Amulet 

A jade amulet discovered at the San 
Juan de Teothuacan pyramids, near 
Mexico City, had the following en- 
graved Chinese inscription : "The gold- 
en fish that passes by the Dragon's 
gate Is converted into a dragon." The 
Chinese legation readily interpreted 
the inscription, which is a quotation 
from u very old Chinese lyric. 

Women Receive LL. B. 

Since women were regularly admit- 
ted to the Yale Law school in 1918 
nine members of the fair sex have re- 
ceived their LL. B. 

Correct t 

Officer (very angry)— Not a man In 
this division will be given liberty this 

Voice — Give me liberty or give me 
death.': ! m , . .. . .. 

Oflicer— Who said that.? .... 

Voice — Patrick Henry. — America* 

Boy...,. , .. b nl ,. n , 


I .am- one of those who loved you 
In ttie olden day; 
Mjj, , jj'eart yet holds., the passion , 
Of ■ that golden day.y » 

We . walked the fields together 
In that olden day ; " 
In spring or wintry weather 
Of thta golden day. 

Not for me was it to win you 
In that olden day; 
It was not mine to hold you 
In that golden day. 

In dreams my arms enfold you 
Oh, that olden day! 
In dreams my heart hath told you 
Of that golden day. 

But time will turn back never 
To that olden day; 
My love doth tell me ever 
Of that golden day. 

But fate our lives did sever 
In that oldne day; 
Another love did win you 
In that golden day. 

The autumn leaves are falling 
And my hair is turning gray, 
But my heart is yet a-calling 
For that golden day. 

I am one of those who loved you 
In the olden days; 
My heart yet holds the passion 
Of that golden day. 

W. H. Tayloe. 

Uniontown, Ala. 


It's great to be an editor, 

To sit up late at night; 

And scratch your head, 

Stay out of bed 

To write and write and write. 

We editors may work and work 

Till our finger tips are sore 

But some poor boob is bound to say, 

"I've heard that joke before!" 

It's great to be an editor, 

To sit up late at night; 

To do your best 

To please the rest 

And write and write and write. 

We editors may work and work 

Till tired beyond description 

Yet still they come to us and say, 

"Please cancel my subscription!" 


Following close upon the establish- 
ment of the Lucy Harper,3Iall Scholar- 
ship, another gift comss to Alabama 
College in the will of the late lament- 
ed Miss Elizabeth R. Benagh, of Nash- 
ville, Tennessee. Miss Benagh passed 
away last fall, and in her last will 
and testament she gave to . Alabama 
College all . of her curios gathered 
from an extensive travel in Europe 
and countries in the Far East. Her 
brother, Henry C. Benagh, has re- 
cently sent by express to the college 
these various curios. There are many 
hundreds of them. It is indeed a very 
interesting collection, and will serve 
as the foundation for a museum for 
the institution. 

Miss Benagh formerly lived in Tus- 
caloosa. Her father was professor 
of Mathematics at the University of 
Alabama for several years. He was 
drownde in the Warrior river, and 
was succeeded in the department of 
Mathematics by Dr. William J. 
Vaughn, who, after serving for fif- 
teen or twenty years, was followed 
in that position by Dr. Thomas W. 
Palmer, now president of Alabama 
j College. President Palmer and the 
I Benagh family were close personal 
friends, also Mrs. J. W. Heatfield, 
who is now the very worthy matron 
at Alabama College. It was not 
known until the package arrived that 
Miss Benagh had left these curios to 
Alabama College, but it is presumed 
that she did so on account of her 
personal friends connected with the 

These curious will be placed in the 
library of the college, and will no 
doubt be much admired by all visitors 
to the library. 


The pedestrian's — To invent a cheap 
portable balloon. 

The judge's — To have all cases in- 
volving waeping witnesses transferred 
to another court. 

The widow's — To find a second hus- 
band as nice as she tells everybody 
her first one was. 

The information cierk's — To work 
in a city where the entire population 
is deaf and dumb. 

The explorer's — To discover a new 
continent where there are no such 
things as phonographs, saxophones, 
ash cans or milk wagons. 

The smoker's — To commute on a 
railroad train composed of seven cars 
reserved for passengers who use to- 
bacco and one for 'hose who do not. 

Old Date Palms Bear 

Thousands of date palms set cut by 
Jesuit missionaries in Lower Califor- 
nia in 1720 are still producing quanti- 
ties of high-class fruit. 

C. C. Holcombe Music 


1919 Third Avenue 
Birmingham, - - - Alabama 

P. C. Wilson Drug Co. 

Drinks, Confections and Toilet 


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 

Paramount, Pathe, First Na- 
tional Pictures 

Marinello Beauty Parlor 

1929 y z 3rd Ave., North, and BURGER'S STORE 
Expert in Misses' and Children's Hair Cutting. Permanent Wave 

50c Per Curl. 


. . Mondays, Tuesda 


in Theatre 

ys and Thursdays 

llo, Ala. 





'ihe lights were shining brightly 
On that wondrous Monday night 
When down the stairs came trailing 
Girls dressed in red and white. 
First a lively grand march 
Through the corridors and halls, 
They danced around the judges 
In costume, one and all. 
A solo dance was given, 
A reading and a play — 
And jolly Old Saint Valentine 
Won a lady's heart that day. 
The music rang out joyfully 
The dance began with glee 
While dainty maids of Valentine 
Brought sweets to you and me. 
And then the Judge's voice was heard 
Proclaiming clear and wine 
Whom they had chosen for the prize 
From all that lovely crowd — 
And all were glad when they chose 

She well deserved the prize! 
Now will you listen to that bell — 
Good gracious how times flies! 
But wait a minute let me add 
Just one more tiny word — 
For such a lovely Valentine 
We thank the Honor Board! 

showed themselves equal to the oc- 
casion and ■ there was no grievance 
about having to "bring home the 
bacon" because It was all eaten on 
the spot. 

The following girls were chaper- 
oned by Miss Jones and Mrs. Sharp: 
Dorothy McLeod, Eugenia Christo- 
pher, Lulie B. Sanford, Sara Ganz 
Miller, Elizabeth Horsley, Lucille 
Nelson, Kathleen McCarmack, Mary 
Luther, Venarah Strickland, Alice 
Barganier and Annie May Skinner. 


In honor of a popular student of 
last year, Miss Agnes Auxford, Misses 
Caldwell and Fuquay entertained on 
Saturday night. Knowing that noth- 
ing can ever be more enjoyable than 
food and more of it, this happy event 
was celebrated by merry making and 
feasting. The following girls were 
guests: Martha Fuquay, Manie Love, 
Winifred iCastleman^ Fl/ora Seldonj 
Elizabeth Horsley, Lucille Nelson, 
Alice Barganier, Lulie B. Sanford, 
Ruth Sanford and Anny May Skinner. 



"Oh goody!" was the response to 
the proposal put to each of the crowd 
of girls who experienced that good 
picnic Saturday evening. "All the 
World loves a lover" and next to that 
comes a picnic. Much cheer was shed 
around the big bonfire, but most food 
was set before these jolly lasses who 


Birmingham Hotel 
Men's Association 

Birmnigham, Ala. 











Those who saw the array of mops, 
water buckets, brooms, dust pans and 
dusters go down first East hall early 
that Saturday morning, must have 
thought that "Dutch Cleanser" was 
parading. When the parade entered 
Miss Stallworth's room it was con- 
cluded that Miss Stallworth was doing 
her spring cleaning. Indeed, the 
Dutch Cleanser spirit was so contag- 
ious that Miss Edna Irwin left an 
0. K. note in every room on the hall! 

But there were twelve girls in the 
dormitory who knew that Miss Stall- 
worth had something more than 
spring cleaning "up her sleeve." 
These girls were the members of the 
Mathematics Club, for Miss Stallworth 
had invited them to have tea in her 
roo mthat afternoon. 

At 4:30 twelve enthusiastic young 
ladies were admitted to Miss Stall- 
worth's room. The vice-president. 
Miss Helen Townsend, had gone to 
Montgomery as a member of the Var- 
sity, and the president, Miss Rebekah 
Pruett, expressed the true Alabama 
college spirit in going along as a 
"rooter." To make the party of 
twelve complete, Misses Fannie Joe 
Scott, Ellen Hagood, and Lena Harris 
wwere invited as guests. The party 
was served with delicious hot tea, 
wafers, little cakes and dates. These 
were spiced with pleasant chatter of 
the days when Alabama College was 
only an infant in the cradle, of the 
game to take place with Woman's 
College that night, and of the tourna- 
ment soon to be held here. But the 
most delightful subject for conversa- 
tion was Kingsley's novel, "Hypatia." 
This novel appeals to the members 
of the Mathematics Club because it 
is the true story of Hypatia, the first 
woman mathematician All too soon, 
the dinner bell rang and the pleasant 
little group had to disperse— 'tis a 
serious offense to "cut" a meal! 



By Elma O'Neill. 

Fannie had possibly the longest 
connection with the Morgan Theatre 
than anyone at present involved in its 
business. She had come there a blond 
slip, of a girl, twenty-five years before 
and now at forty-five — stout, heavily 
painted and propense to wear rather 
broad stripes and large flowers. Fan- 
nie was still at Morgan's. She had 
every job in the business from scrub 
maid to near star, but was happiest 
among a group of young players relat- 
ing her experiences. Lounged tonight 
on a rusty trunk, in a dressing room, 
marked "Theatre" Fannie awaited the 
entrance of the would-be stars. As 
they poundered in, gawdy in their 
make-up, Fannie arose with effort 
from the trunk, and began her nightly 
job of removing make-up. 

"Fannie," shrieked May Belle Mot- 
ley, "I was a knockout. Gee, but I 
stepped out with the honors." 

Lela, another player, eyed her and 
said in sarcasm, "She stepped out all 
right — but it was out of her petti- 
coat!" Everybody began to giggle and 
the mortified May Belle became red- 
der than her make up. 

"I know it fell off but the curtain 
had gone down . . . " 

"Ha, ha! The only thing that was 


A concert of interest and variety 
was given at Alabama College, Monte- 
vallo, Saturday evening, Feb. 16th. 
The soloists were Gladys Swarthout, 
soprano, Margaret O'Conner, harpist, 
and Florence Brinkman, pianist. Miss 
Swarthout has a rich soprano voice, 
with wide range and beauty of tone. 
The lower notes are almost contralto 
in quality, lending an appealing tone 
which is sympathetic and well shaded. 
Her ease of manner and her clear dic- 
tion makes her a soloist of distinction. 

Miss O'Conner won her audience 
with her first number. Complete mas- 
tery of her instrument, dancing 
rythms well brought out, tone, color, 
technique, grace of movement in hand 
and arm, and a well chosen program 
delighted the large audience and sev- 
eral encores were demanded. 

Miss Brinkman is something more 
than a mere accompanist, she is a so- 
loist of the first order. Her three solo 
numbers were striking in contrast, and 
were played with a breadth of under- 
standing. The concert waltz by Stoye 
for the left hand alone was played 
brilliantly and an encore was de- 
manded. Her accompaniments were 
in perfect accord with the soloist, and 
Miss Swarthout graciously acknowl- 
edged the support given her in her 
singing by insisting that Miss Brink 


If calvary was meant for all, 
If burdens each is called to bear, 
If to each one some harm befall, 
Before his sky is bright and fair. * 

Then, why not make the best o 

Take life as it shall come to you, 
Be thankful for whate'er it brings, 
Alone you row your life boat true. 

Your calvary has hurt no more 
Your strength and all your goldet 

Than others Calvary makes sore 
The shoulders where it leans. 


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Yeager's Studio 

Highland Ave. 

Montevallo, Alabama 

At the joint party given by the 
Philomathic, Castalian and Tutwiler 
Clubs on Saturday evening, the Tut- 
wiler pledges were dressed to repre- 
sent famous women: Lucille Nelson 
as Helen of Troy; Pauline Curry as 
Catherine II; Ruth Pardue as Joan 
of Arc; Allene Slade as Pocahontas; 
Alice Mahler as Mary, Queen of 
Scotts; Ruth Little as Betsy Ross; 
Helen Gray McNeil as Cleopatra; Lula 
B. Sanford as Marie Antionette, and 
Mabel Keller as Dolly Madison. 

Hattie McLeod: "Cup custard." 
Huff: "How'd you know?" 
Hattie: "I just swallowed a piece 
of the cup." 

"The Store For Groceries" 

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bled over the white waste bucket try 
ing to get to the curtain button. It 
may be down now though — and again 
it may be — " 

"Well," Fannie began, "don't ever 
be too sure of fame, either of you. 
Twenty-five years ago I was in your 
shoes. I came to this theatre to get 
away from the homefolks. I was 
hired here to scrub. I did that for 
some weeks till Madame Yorski noted 
me and told old man Morgan that it 
was a shame to have such a pretty 
girl scrubbing. Soon after that he 
gave me a part as maid in a play. 
A little later I had a better part; fi- 
nally he let me have a character part. 
I'll never forget that night in the third 
act my sweetheart was to get into a 
fight with another man over me. I 
was to come, grab the villain's walk- 
ing cane and lam him over the head 
with the small end which was padded 
with cotton. Well, the fight came on 
and the drama of it must have gotten 
into my blood, for I picked up that 
cane amid the suspense of the audi- 
ence. With an upward wail of my 
eyes as an appeal to heaven (original 
with me that night) I brought down 
the iron end of the cane with my orbs 
still cast up. 

"Immediately a man sprawled out 
on the floor and I tripped out with a 
deep bow as the curtain went down. 
The applause was something fierce. 
They had to raise the curtain twice 
for me to bow. My head was so big 
over the dramatic act I had just per- 
formed I couldn't hardly dress for the 
last act. I heard a knock at the door! 
It was old man Morgan coming to 
congratulate me. Before I said 'come' 
I picked up the perfume bottle and 
daubed my ears. Well — when old man 
Morgan got in he had chewed his ci- 
gar to a pulp. He was fighting. May- 
be someone has criticized my acting 
to him, I thought 

"Fannie, you'll find the mop in its 
usual place in the morning. They 
have just taken Mitchell to the hos- 
pital (and he was my sweeatheart in 
the paly.) He hasn't come to yet. 
The play's broken up. 

"So that was the climax of my act- 
ing. I've had maid parts since then 
but most of my time's been spent 
scrubbing floors and faces." 

Mona M. Davies 

Montevallo, Alabama 

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Holiday Goods Now on 

gee, some girls play basketball, 
And some run round and round 

And bat a silly rubber ball 
Across the bumpy ground. 

And some play tennis — not so bad! 
But such sports aren't for me, 

1 want to write and write and write 
About what I hear and see. 

I don't mean English — Horror's, no! 

That's work, and I want play. 
Why can't we have an "Authors' Club" 

To pass spare time away? 

The girls who like to act or sing, 

Or play the violin, 
All have their clubs. Alas, poor me! 

Say, where do I come in? 

In this big place why can't I find 
Some other folks like me, 

Who like to write, in tale or verse, 
What they hear, or feel, or see? 

share the honors in the round of ap 
plause which followed their numbers 
The following program was ren 


Pieta Signore — Stradella. 
Canzonetta — Rosa. 

Jeunes Filletes — Bergerette of 18th 

Chantons les amours de Jean — Ber 
gerette of 18th Century. 

(Miss Swarthout) 


Mazurka — Schuecker. 
Caprice — Lebano. 
Gitana — Hasselmans. 

(Miss O'Connor) 


Mazurka Aminor — Chopin. 
Spinning Girls of Carantes— Rhene- 

Concert Waltz — Stoye. 

(Miss Brinkman) 


Bird Song from "Shanewis" — Cad- 

Supplication— La Forge. 
Just for This — Humphrey Mitchell. 
Thank Gor for a Garden— Del Riego. 
(Miss Swarthout) 

Ballade — Granjany. 
Valse de Concert — Hasselmans. 
(Miss O'Connor) 


Connais-tu le pays, from "Mignon"— 

(Miss Swarthout) 

Under the National Concert Direc- 
tion of Harry and Arthur Culbertson, 
4832 Dorchester Avenue, Chicago, 111., 
Aeolian Hall, New York City, New 

Barber Shop 

G. H. Kendrick 


Barber Shop 

Q. C. B. Dry 
Cleaning Co. 

"She was white and pure as the 
snow — "and she drifted." 

Worley & Horn 

Fresh Meats, Groceries, 
Candies, Fresh Vebetables 
and Fruits 

C. L. Meroney & Co. 

Montevallo, Alabama 

Are Displaying an Attractive 
Line of Dry Goods 

Jeter Mercantile Co. 

Dealers in Groceries, Candies, 
Hardware and Furniture, 
Shoes, Hose and Christ- 
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(Eh? jUahamian 

Vol. 2. 


No. 1. 


"Ain't you going to try out for the 
Dramatic Club?" 

"I ain't said I ain't." 

"I ain't asked you is you ain't, I 
asked you ain't you is. Is you?" 

Yes, this long-talked of "Dramatic 
Club tryout' is at hand, and as a proof 
of it we saw what a try-out would 
really be like Saturday morning in 
chapel, when Lula Hawkins and Ma- 
rianna Thomas very cleverly present- 
ed six minutes of murdering Saline, 
by Margaret Scott Oliver. The club, 
besides showing us what a try-out 
was, gave a very interesting program. 

The history of the club was given 
by Lillou aurns. The future of the 
club by Hettie Hinson, and an appeal 
to the new girls to try-out, by the 
president, Hazel Black. Almost every 
new girl left chapel with the deter- 
mination to try-out and be one of the 
lucky 13 taken in this year. 


Bathing beauties of Alabama Col- 
lege mourn the fact that the swim- 
ming pool has not been opened this 
year. Everybody knows why — the 

Class teams start basketball prac- 
tice October 6, 1924. Everybody 
come out. 

Varsity is ready and more than 
anxious to begin work the week be- 
ginning October 13. Although several 
of the star players did not return to 
A. C. this year, everyone hopes that 
this - year's team will be sufficiently 
strong to cope with Woman's Col- 
lege team. 

:,:«i.uv.-^r.3 varsity pUyor? 

John Powell, "the Pride of Virginia," 
as he has been called, was born in 
Richmond, Va., in 1882. He received 
his musical education in Vienna, un- 
der Leschetizky, and after making his 
Berlin debut in 1908, he became known 
throughout Europe as a virtuoso to be 
ranked with the foremost. His New 
York debut occurred in 1913. In 1920 
he was chosen as one of America's 
most representative composers and 
pianists to appear as soloist with the 
New York Symphony on its European 
tour. On this tour he played his 
"Rhapsodie Negre," which met with 
success wherever it was heard. Al- 
fred Casella, the Italian apostle of 
modernism in music, wrote that "John 
Powell's 'Negro Rhapsody' impressed 
the audience more than any other 
piece played at Mr. Damrosch's con- 
cert. For once, it seems, a European 
audience heard American music of 
clear, immediately recognizable and 
stimulating 'American voice." 

The history of the many perform- 
ances of this work begins with the 
first public hearing given it by the 
Russian Symphony in 1918, after 
which it was heard in turn at the sub- 
scription pairs of concerts by the New 
York Philharmonic, New York Sym- 
phony, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Chi- 
cago Orchestra, The Detroit Orches- 
tra and the Worcester Festival gave 
four performances each of the rhap- 
sody, while it has appeared on the 
programs of the Newark, Norfolk, 
Conn., and Asheville, N. C. festivals. 

H. T. Finck, the veteran critic of 
The New York Post, considers it to 
be "the best in American music." Up 
to date the rhapsody has been given 
*5 performances, and bids fair to be 
as popular a composition as the 
Tchaikowsky Pathetique or the Dvork 
"From the New World." 

Powell was inspired by Joseph Con- 
rad's Hearts of Darkness to compose 
the work. 

Miss Lillian Burns, '23, has returned 
to her alma mater to receive her de- 
gree. She is also an assistant English 
teacher in the college 

Miss Vivian Monk, '15-'16, has charge 
of the English Department at Alabama 

Miss Lucile Teague, a former stu- 
dent, spent last week-end with Refa 
Duncan at Alabama College. 

The Alumnae Association for the 
year 1924-25 has at present 119 mem- 
bers. Listen! Girls! If you have a 
friend who is an alumnae and has re- 
cently changed her address won't you 
please report same to the Alumnae 
Editor? She would thank you many 
times! We are striving to gain a cor- 
rect list of names and addresses. 

Miss Gladys Jones-Williams, '16, who 
is our treasurer, is doing work in the 
library here. 


"The Alabamian" wishes to extend 
a hearty, though late, welcome to all, 
and especially to the freshmen. It is 
to you that we look for encouragement, 
therefore, it is essential that you real- 
ize how important our paper is to you 
and to our college. You, and, in fact, 


to start the year's fun by going on a 
camp the 11th. 

Hiking is as popular this year as 
in the past, which really means that 
everyone that has the time has taken 
it up. 



^ rc-ry otbvi Alabama College lrl l.avc 
part ownership in it — it is yours to 
help make. We want your support 
and, in return, we intend to give you 
every bit of news and fun we can find. 
Truly, we wean it when we say, "Fif- 
teen rahs for Freshmen! They're all 

The Athletic Board of Alabama Col- 
lege held its first meeting of the year 
on Thursday, October 2, 1924. 

At this meeting the new counselors 
of the various phases of athletics — 
camping, hiking, tennis, swimming, 
hocky and basket ball — were appointed 
and their work for the year outlined. 
It is undoubtedly true that the year 
'24 and '25 will be a great one ath- 
letically speaking, greater than ever 
before. All counselors have begun 
work with great enthusiasm and pep, 
already there has been hikes, and 
camping time is not far away. 

The question of the new athletic 
field — Malory Field — was discussed. 
Before many weeks Alabama College 
will be proud to point out the place 
destined now to be the most popular 
on the campus — a place where tennis 
lovers, hocky players and basket ball 
players can truly have lots o' fun — a 
place where green fields, trees and 
sunshine make life happy. 


On Saturday afternoon, October 6, 
the Sophomore Secretarial girls , en- 
tertained the Freshman Secretarial 
girls to a Weiner Roast at Big Spring. 
It was an ideal day for an outing and 
everyone entered into the spirit of fun 
most readily. There was never a 
prettier scene than when the girls 
gathered around the big fine toasted 
weiners, and marshmallows. After 
several hours of fun the girls re- 
turned to the dormitory with re- 
newed vigor and a greater fellowship. 


A reception was held at the Bap- 
tist church Thursday afternoon, Octo- 
ber 2, for the college girls who are 
members of the Baptist Sunday 

The parlors of the church were 
made attractive by ferns and cut 
flowers. The guests were cordially 
welcomed by Mrs. Milton Jeter, Mrs. 
Robert Reid, Mrs. John Lewis and 
Mrs. T. W. Cox. Messrs. Reid, Lewis 
and the pastor, Rev. Curry. 

A delicious ice course was served. 
About one hundred and twenty-five 
called during the afternoon. 


"Sybil says:" 

"Love thy neighbor as thyself" is a 
good motto, but if people lived by it, 
there'd be lots of folks conceited over 
their neighbors. 

October 25, 1924, 8 P. M.— John 
Powell, famous pianist. 

October 27, 1924, 8 P. M.— Charles 
Crawford Gorst, the bird man. 

November 13, 1924, 8 P. M. — Sascha 
Jacobsen, Russian violinist. 

December 5, 1924, 8 P. M.— Dr. A. 
M. Harding, in one of his famous 
celestial travelogues. 

January 24, 1925, 8 P. M.— Mildred 
P&big, Arrer'raV er^stpst. lyi>'I?isi; 
Edgar Schofield, the eminent baritone. 

January 17, 1925, 8 P. M.— Laura 
Huxtable Portier in "Parallelisms in 
Poetry and Music." 

February 2, 1925, 8 P. M— The Hin- 
shaw Opera Company in the "Marriage 
of Figaro," with Chamber Orchestra. 

February 23, 1925, 8 P. M. — Vilhjal- 
mur Stefannson, foremost Arctic ex- 
plorer and lecturer. 

March 14, 1925, 8 P. M— The Letz 

It is seldom that a college course 
offers so many world renowned ar- 
tists, with such a wide range of gen- 
ius, as the Alabama Course this win- 

Beginning with John Powell, the 
famous international piano virtuoso, 
then continuing with Sascha Jacob- 
sen, the genius of the violin; then 
passing to Mildred Dilling, the great- 
est American harpist, and Edgar 
Schofield, the eminent American bari- 
tone, in joint concert, it includes the 
Hinshaw Opera Company in mozart's 
opera comique, "The Marriage of Figa- 
ro," with Clytie Hine, soprano of the 
Royal Opera Covent Garden, London; 
Editha Fleisher, colorature soprano of 
the Deutsches Opera House, Berlin; 
Celia Turrill, mezzo-soprano of the 
Royal Opera Covent Garden, London; 
Pavel Ludikar, bass-baritone of the 
Royal Opera House, Milan; Alfredo 
Valenti, baritone of the Royal Opera 
Covent Garden, London; Ralph Brain- 
ard, tenor of the Society of American 
Singers, New York; DeKoven's Robin 
Hood Company, and the Hippodrome, 
Xew York, and Herman Gelhausen, 
baritone of the Beggar's Opera Tour- 
ing Companies, in the cast; Chamber 
Orchestra, with Dr. Ernest Knoch, the 
world-renowned conductor, ending its 
musical numbers with the Letz Quar- 
tet, acknowledge to be the direct and 
worth successors of the original 
Kneisel Quartet. 

Sandwiched in between these rich 
musical treats will be four varied and 
interesting lectures, the first by Chas. 
Crawford Gorst, the "Bird Man," who 
gave such a delightful lecture recital 
to a Montevallo audience last year. 
Next comes Dr. A. M. Harding in one 

Miss Allene Bell, 20, is with us again 
this year teaching Home Economics 
in the high school; also Miss Sarah 
Apperson, assistant food supervisor, is 
"home again." 

Miss Laureson Forrester, the execu- 
tive secretary of last summer, has re- 
turned to Ramer as teacher of mathe- 
matics in high school. Nell Browder, 
who is executive secretary for regular 
session, has resumed her school work, 
as well as alumnae work. 



The Student Government Associa- 
tion gave a party for the faculty, of- 
ficers and students of the school in 
the student parlor Saturday night, Oc- 
tober 4. 

A musical program was rendered by 
Misses Vansse, Gibbs and Glover, and 
Miss Hook gave an enjoyable reading. 

Punch and cake were served. 


The members of the Philomathic 
Club entertained at a theatre party 
Friday evening, October 3, in honor 
of several new members of the fac- 

After seeing Viola Dana in "Rouged 
Lips," they enjoyed a salad course 
served at the Pioneer Tea Room, 
which was attractively decorated in 
the club colors of green and white. 

The honorees of the occasion were 
Miss Polly Gibbs, Miss Louise Glover, 
Miss Newsinger, Mrs. Reynolds and 
Miss Marguerite Coup. 

Miss Catherine Braswell, a former 
member of the Phiolmathic Club, will 
sail for Europe at an early date. 

Miss Floi Dozier, an attractive 
member of the Philomathic Club, is 
spending the Winter in Nashville, 

Miss Minnie Bintz, a graduate of 
'24, is now teaching in Brewton High 

Miss Minnie Lee Dozier, who w-ill 
be remembered as our most beautiful 
girl of last year will spend the Winter 
in Louisville, Ky. 

Friends of Miss Julia Kimbrough 
will be glad to know that she is again 
at her home in Thomasville, after 
undergoing a serious operation for ap- 
pendicitis at the Bapttist Hospital in 

of his famous "Celestial Travelogues," 
followed by Laura Huxtable Porter in 
"Parallelisms in Poetry and Music." 
Mrs. Porter will also have a special 
message for the musical practice 
teachers. Last in the lecture series 
comes that by Vilhjalmur Stefannson, 
foremost Arctic explorer and lecturer.' 
This promises to be unusually novel 
and interesting. 




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Deborah Ames, fourteen-year-old 
flapper, sat with her chin propped in 
her hands, her wide blue eyes gazing 
fixedly at the face of her adored 
professor, Mr. Gerry Eaton, young;, 
handsome and un-married. She was 
conscious only of his many charms, 
as he talked to his "Nature Study 
Class," and paid little attention to his 
discussion of moths, bugs, beetles and 

"How could he be so interested in 
the study of horrible bugs and moths? 
I could never stand to lecture to a 
buggy class on the first of May," 
thought Deborah, "especially if one 
of my most beautiful pupils was in 
love with me." What was it they 
were talking about, anyway? Slie 
seemed awfully interested. 

"This moth," said Mr. Eaton, "is one 
of the most remarkable ones found. 
It is easily recognized by it's large- 
ness and bright yellow color, and is 
more commonly called the Yellow 
Emperor, and its" — but it was too bor- 
ing a subject for the girl who sat so 
dreamily, gazing into space, so again 
her imagination went soaring away on 
r .osy clouds. 

Buzz — buzz, — butterflies — beetles — ■ 
yellow emperor s — cacoons — b ugs ! 
went the nature study class. 

Then Deborah's imagination. 

"Oh, Miss Ames, I love you. I can- 
not ask love from you yet, you are 
so young, but if you will do me the 
honor of becoming my wife I will 
cherish you with all my heart and 
make your life less sad. Oh, my girl 
— my — ." 

"Deborah, will you please come 
back to earth and pay attention to the' 
lesson!" This from Mr. Eaton who had 
become rather uncomfortable under 
her steady unseeing gaze. Deborah 
came back, and with an awful crash! 
A giggle went around the room while 
one silly little girl wa sfoolish enough 
to say, out loud, "Deborah must be 
dreaming about you, Mr. Eaton!" 

"Such a stupid bunch of children 
to have to sit in class with," thought 
the outraged young lady. The gig- 
gling subsided and the lesson con- 

"Now, this moth is not as rare, but 
at the present we are badly in need of 
one, so I think I shall offer three dol- 
lars to the student who will bring me 
one un-bruised and perfectly mounted," 
continued Mr. Eaton. At the mention 
of such a prize excitement reigned 

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Joyce Jackson.... Philomathic 

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among the pupils. And in the midst 
her scheming the bell did ring. She 
hurriedly collected her books, forget- 
ting to even glance at her idol, and 
hurried home. There she got her 
little butter-fly book, as it was called, 
and set forth in search of the Yellow 
Emperor, the rare specimen needed so 
badly in the first year nature study 

All the afternoon she searched tire- 
lessly for a large yellow moth, twice 
she caught one which she thought to 
be a yellow emperor, but after con- 
sulting her guide book, she discovered 
it to be only a Luna cocoon. She was 
ready to give up in despair, and leave 
the forest when she saw floating in 
her direction a beautiful, soft, fuzzy, 
yellow moth. It lit on the lower 
branch of a small tree and there, be- 
fore her facinated gaze, clung to the 
underside of the limb. She stared 
speechless with joy and amazement 
watching it slowly raise and lower it's 
exquisite wings. She must have it, 
and the only way of getting it was to 
climb the tree; she tiptoed softly over 
to it and began to climb, scarcely 
breathing, for fear of disturbing it, 
finally she reached the limb and 
crawled toward the spot where her 
prize was waiting for her. When she 
was within reaching distance she 
held out a finger in the line of the 
moth's advance up the limb, and it 
unhesitatingly climbed on it. She 
was too excited to breathe; as she sat 
there, astride the limb, holding her 
hand poised in mid-air so absorbed in 
her catch; she did not see Bubber 
Ferguson, one of her class mates, who 
on passing through the swamp, and 
seeing her perched on the limb, had 
came over to see what she was up to. 

"Hullo, Deb. Whatcha' doin'?" he 
drawled. Horrified and frightened 
Deborah started ; dropped her precious 
moth and almost lost her balance, 
but regained it just in time to see her 
beautiful yellow emperor sail lazily 
out of reach. Her anger knew no 
bounds; and she vigorously gave vent 
to her feelings. 

"None of your business, Bubber 
Ferguson, and I'd thank you to leave 
this swamp this very minute, you're 
always at the wrong place and at the 
wrong time, so quit your silly laugh- 
ing and go home!" 

Bubber continued to laugh, and she, 
unconscious of the comical picture 
she presented, sat astride the limb, 
with one dirty hand still held stupidly 
aloft, and tried desperately to regain 
the haughty self control she usually 

of the confusion, Deborah who had 
heard only the latter part of his 
statement, was suddenly struck with 
a perfectly wonderful idea, one so very 
extraordinary that it brought color to 
her cheeks, and a sparkle to her eyes. 

"They way to that man's heart, is 
through bugs!" thought she. "And 
I'll catch this moth— Yellow Emper- 
or — I think is what he wants — if it 
takes me all night, and when he of- 
fers me the money I shall smile and 
say: "Oh, Gerry (I' call him by h:s 
first name then) How can you offer 
me money, when love is all I want? 
Do you think I have toiled so long 
and hard for money? How could you 
Mr— er— Gerry?" Then I shall shake 
my head sadly and turn to go. "Oh, 
Deborah!" he'll say, and stretch out 
his hand to detain me— "That'll be 
great! Will school ever be out, I just 

know I can find a Yellow Emperor 
in the swamp." And in the midst of 

"I guess you're chasin' butterflies 
for pretty Mr. Eaton, ain't you? 
taunted Bubber. 

"Certainly not, I shouldn't waste my 
time fooling with bugs of any kind, 
for anybody" — almost screeched De- 

"Not even for Mr. Eaton?" asked 

"I care not a snap of the finger for 
him or any other man, they do not in- 
terest men in the least. You and 
your love sick friends make me sick!" 

Well then, I recon you climbed up 
in that tree to pick strawberries didn't 
you?" sarcastically remarked Bubber. 
"But say, Deb., are you comin' to the 
party over at Anna Louises tonight? 
We're gonna have an awfully good 
time an' I wish you'd go." 

"Thank you. No I have no time for 
parties, my reading and studies inter- 
est me much more than silly parties 
and you can just tell them I said so." 

With that Deborah made as haughty 
a descent as possible from her perch 
in the tree and walked hastily by Bub- 
ber and home. There alone in her 
room, she threw herself exhausted on 
the bed and cried herself to sleep. 

When she awoke it was dark. Her 
mother had gone over to some of the 
neighbors. So she crept down into 
the kitchen and ate her supper. Feel- 
ing somewhat strengthened by this re- 
past she decided to go down to the 
edge of the forest, carry a lantern and 
see if she couldn't find another yellow 
moth. She had read in her book that 
they were easily attracted by a light 
and readily came to hover about one. 
She was a tiny bit frightened, but it 
would be worth it. So she started to 
the woods which were only a short 
distance from her home. There she 
hung her lantern on a limb and soon 
had a swarm of moths collected about 
it. But not one of them was a yellow 
emperor, everything she saw was luna 
cocoons. She became very sleep and 
cold; why didn't a yellow emperor 

" I wonder if Bubber was much mad 
at me this evening?" she thought — . 
"and who all is at the party — and if 
they miss me, etc., etc." But, after all, 
they were all so young. (Deborah, 
herself, r;as very old — in her imagina- 
tion) and even if Bubber was good- 
looking he wasn't near as handsome 
as Mr. Eaton. 

Oh, what was that that flew against 
the lantern? Yes— No— Yes it's a yel- 
low emperor!" she breathed. "Oh, I 
hope I can catch it before it flies off." 
With fingers twiching she reached 
over and there she had it safe and 
sound. She waited no longer, but 
seized her lantern and ran home. She 
slipped unnoticed by her mother's 
room to her own. And then on the 
floor, amid books of instructions she 
mounted her beautiful moth. After 
she had linished she crawled in bed 
and lay awake for hours thinking 
about what the morrow would bring, 
and visioning the surprise and envy 
of her friends when she should an- 
nounce her engagement to Gerry. 

The next day at school she could 
scarcely wait to see Mr. Eaton alone, 
but at last the much dreamed of hour 
came and she walked up to him, hold- 
ing before her the yellow moth grace-, 
fully and perfectly mounted. 

"Here is the yellow emperor which 
you offered to pay three dollars for," 
said Deborah 'softly. And waited for 
him to begin his enthusiastic proposal 
before she declined the money. 

Then her adored one began, "That 
is a very fine specimen, Deborah, but 
I'm afraid you were not giving your 
attention in class the other day. It 
was not a yellow emperor we wanted, 
but a plain, well-mounted luna cocoon. 
I hope it has not caused you too much 

But his last words were addressed 
to an empty room, for Deborah, after 
one agonizing moment of surprise and 
disappointment, had fled. 

Beta Sigma Delta's entertained at a 
picnic at Big Springs from 4 to 6, on 
Saturday, October 4, honoring some of 
the new faculty members. A sumptu- 
ous pic-supper was enjoyed by eight 
teachers and the old members of the 

y. W. C. A. NOTES 

Welcome Party 

Y. W. C. A. welcome parties are 
annual events at Alabama College. On 
this occasion, each new student has a 
chance for an introduction, otherwise 
than a glance at a schedule card 
while waiting in line to greet the pro- 

Saturday night proved to be one of 
the best. Everyone gathered on the 
front campus and joined in songs and 
yells. The freshmen showed much 
echoed one of the college songs that 
enthusiasm and ability when they 
was practically new to them. 

This was followed by relay races, 
and in every one there was a repre- 
sentative from each class. We will 
have to admit that Lula Hawkins is 
the fastest girl in the whole school, 
that is when it comes to dressing. 
She was given a box of animal cakes 
for such a speedy preparation and 
hasty journey. 

Louise Brooks, of the Sophomore 
class, was awarded a fish, in recogni- 
tion of being the best or worse "gig- 
gler" in the laughing contest. 

Alas: none could compete with the 
freshmen when it came to crying. 
Evidently they were in practice. 
Frances O'Neal, who was winner, was 
given a rattler to dry her tears. 

The students were then divided into 
groups of one hundred and fifty each 
and were sent first to the Assembly 
Hall, then to the parlor and gym- 
nasium and finally to the front cam- 
pus, where refreshments were served. 
At the various places games were 
played again and again until each 
group had taken a part in everyone. 

Every girl retired with an air o' 
contentment, because Robbie An- 
drews revealed the great secret of 
"how to get fat" and "how to get 

The State Y. W. C. A. Training 
Council will meet at Auburn from Oc- 
tober 10 to 12. Lula Hawkins, Helen 
Davis, Mildred Walker and Ethel 
Brown will represent Alabama Col- 

The Y. W. C. A. program committee 
has planned some very interesting 
programs for this quarter. Do not 
miss hearing Dr. T. H. Johnson, of 
Talladega, Sunday night, Rev. N. G. 
Stephens, of Huntsville, on Wednes- 
day night and Judge Taylor, of Union- 
town, the following Sunday evening. 
You will find these speakers helpful 
to you. Everyone is cordially invited. 

Remember the Tea Room girls! It 
opens at three o'clock every Saturday 
afternoon. Reserve a table! Save 
your nickels and dimes! 

Latham Mercantile 

Candies, Fruits and Fancy 

Montevallo Ala. 

Service With a Smile 


Drug Co. 

The Corner 




We are still using our spare time 
to good advantage by racing around 
telling all our summer experiences 
to our long-tried friends. Our spirits 
become somewhat dampened, how- 
ever, when we think of the old fa- 
miliar faces missing this year. Conso- 
lation comes along in the form of 
thoughts of the important work they 
are carrying on in other fields. 

Janice Puquay, as instructor of 
music in the Teacher's State College 
at Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is putting 
into practice all the hard earned- in- 
struction gained at Alabama College. 

Mayo Pardue realizes the great 
importance of an education in the 
lives of our future citizens and is 
training the minds of Siluria school 
boys and girls. 

Nancy Caldwell has accepted a re- 
sponsible position as assistant direc- 
tor of public school music in the 
schools of Anniston. 

Mabel Kellar will never consent to 
being termed an 'old maid school 
teacher' even if she is teaching in the 
Hurtsboro school. 

Ruth Sanford evidently is under the 
impression that Alabamians need no 
education, judging from the fact that 
she's following the noble profession of 
teaching in Monticello, Ky. 

We're all hoping they won't always 
teach school. Who knows? Dan 
Cupid may be even now preparing his 
arrows for a swift, sure flight. 

In fact, Addie Scarborough has al- 
ready been smitten and is now mar- 
ried and living happily ever after- 

The girls of the Tutwiler Club en- 
tertained several members of the fac- 
ulty, including their honorary mem- 
bers, at an afternoon tea, Saturday, 
October 4, at the residence of Mrs. 
Sharpe. Refreshments were served 
during the course of the evening by 
the following hostesses: Frances Sel- 
den, Winifred Castleman, Annie May 
Skinner, Ina Mae Malone, Alice Bar- 
gainer, Marion Grant, Helen Gray Mc- 
Neil, Elizabeth Horsley, Lucille Nel- 
son, Ruth Pardue, Alice Mahler, Lubie 
B. Sanford, Pauline Curry, Alene 
Slade, and Ruth Little. 

Among those who called during the 
evening were: Mrs. Hubert Reynolds, 
Mrs. K G. Givans, Miss Marguerite 
Cope, Miss Glover, Miss Hook, Dr. 
and Mrs. T. W. Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. 
J. S. Ward, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Car- 
michael, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Marsh, 
Mr. and Mrs. Sharpe, Miss Marie La- 
mar, Mrs. Chamberlin, and Dr. and 
Mrs. James. 

The Castalian Club was hostess at 
a bridge party Thursday afternoon, 
October 2, at the home of Miss Hattie 
Lyhan, president of the club. 

Decorations and score cards carried 
out the Hallowe'en idea with the room 
lighted only by jack o' lanterns. The 
highest score prize, which was a hand- 
some leather card set, was awarded 
to Miss Cobb. 

Plate lunches were served to the 
following guests: Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. 
Chamberlain; Misses Cobb, Monk, An- 
drews, Hooke, Cope, Stoy, Meuweisin- 
ger, Gibbs, McMichael and Mr. Kelley. 

With seventeen members back, we 
started regular meetings the first Sat- 
urday night. Officers for this year 
are: Hattie Lyman, president; Patty 
Cole, vice-president; Mary Watson, 

The Store For College 

Candies, Drinks, Groceries and 
"Gym" shoes 



A wedding of much interest to stu- 
dents was that of Miss Mildred Martin 
and Mr. J. R. Owens, which took place 
at the home of Rev. P. H. Carmichael, 
of Montevallo, before a few friends. 
The young bride, whose home is in 
Bessemer, returned to her college 
town to be married. 

After the impressive ceremony Mr. 
and Mrs. Owens motored to Birming- 
ham, and from there to Chicago, where 
Mr. Owens will continue his studies at 
the university and Mrs. Owens will at- 
tend the Art Institute. 

Mrs. Owens was widely known for 
her beauty and artistic talent and will 
long be remembered at Alabama Col- 

treasurer; Elizabeth Ward, secretary; 
Agnes Hardy, critic. "Ag" acted as 
secretary at the first of the year, as 
'Ward" was late coming. 

Annie, Dionetta, Elsie and Kate are 
all teaching this year, and Odelle was 
unable to return, though we hope she 
will come after Christmas. Annie 
Laura Dunn was married on June 26, 
to Mr. Bob Haygood. They are in 
New Orleans now, where he is attend- 
ing Tulane as a senior medical stu- 

The other members are: Mamie 
Kroell, Laura Carmichael, Delia Ru- 
dulph, Anna Murphree, Martha Twitty, 
Bill Smith, Lula Hawkins, Mary Cross- 
ley, Gage Norton, Aline Ellzey and 
Fannie Jo Scott. 

The pledges who returned are Lucy 
McCalley, Mary Robertson and Susie 


Although having been in school only 
one week, a number of the girls seem 
to have craving for solitude from 800 
en masse, or a wish to get closed to 
Mother Nature, and away from the 
school surroundings, which have 
haunted them for a whole week after 
three lovely months of vacation. So 
the following skipped the Sunday 
night cheese and pickles by cooking 
their supper at Big Springs. 

The following girls, chaperoned by 
Miss Cope, enjoyed this treat: Frances 
Sayner, Frances Poole, Elizabeth 
Poole, Dorothy Malthy, Joyce Stapler, 
Hattie McLeod, Alleen Slade, Emma 
Louise Morriott, Eleanor Thagard, 
Dorothy Thagard, Corrine Parrish, 
Claudia Slade. 

The seniors seem to be enjoying 
their privileges to the fullest extent. 
A number of them contrived to go to 
see the "Cooke Players," on Thursday 
night, and saw that tragic play known 
as "Mildred," while none of the un- 
declassmen saw either afternoon or 
evening performances. 

The seniors who enjoyed this novel 
privilege and silently mused, "Lo! the 
poor freshmen," were Ethyle Thomp- 
son, Gladys Huey, Lillou Burns, Mary 
Sparks, Marianna Thomas, Hettie 
Hinson and Miss Hook. 

The Zeta Phi Deltas entertained a 
number of the new faculty members 
at a picnic supper at Big Springs last 
Friday night. They cooked their sup- 
per in the open and returned by the 
light of the moon. An enjoyable time 
was had by all. 

The Way of Youth 

The truth is that youth always 
knew what it was old enough to And 
out rather than what it was old 
enough to be told. — Alexander Black 
in Harper's Magazine. 

In His Official Capacity 

"I hear your friend Jack addressed 
5,000 people yesterday. Ofrator or 

"Neither. Envelopes." — American 
Legion Weekly. 


"Venerunt, Viderunt, Vicerunt" 

The "Mixed Symphony" may once 
more be heard floating from Calkins' 
Hall windows and again the passer- 
by wonders what the unearthly medley 
of voice, violin, piano, etc. can mean. 

Without a doubt, the long sought 
for perpetual motion may be found in 
these practice rooms. Come all ye 
scientists and observe! 

After a recent try-out, Mr. Frank 
E. Marsh, Jr., director of the School 
of Music, announces the personnel of 
the Glee Club, including the new mem- 
bers. The list is: 

First Sopranos — Lucille Clay 
Frances Fox, Myrtle Turberville, Alice 
Quarles, Eleanor Hooper, Saroah Bin- 
ion, Margaret Butler, Rosina Haygood. 

Second Sopranos — Winifred Castle- 
man, Alice Mahler, Pauline Curry, An- 
ny May Skinner, Genevieve Turber- 
ville, Frances Crump, Helen Bishop, 
Alice Lyman. 

Altos — Mary Riley, Anne Jones, 
Ethel Thompson, Verna Brasher, Ma- 
rie Turner, Helen Gray McNeill, Madge 

With this strong membership great 
things may be expected of our Glee 
Club this year, and, of course, there 
is the promise of many good trips. 

It is with pleasure that we announce 
the joint recital of two of our music 
faculty members, Miss Rebecca D. 
Stoy, contralto, and Miss Polly Gibbs, 
pianist. This first faculty recital of 
the year will be given on Saturday eve- 
ning, October 28, and promises to be 
a delightful one. 

The program will be: 

Zueignung Strauss 

Traum Durch Die Dammerung — 

i Strauss 

Liebescfeier Weingartner 

Spleen Poldowski 

Seguedille, from Carmen Bizet 

Miss Sloy 


Praeludium Oldberg 

Barcarolle Leschetizki 

Ricordanza Liszt 

Miss Gib'os 


I've Been Roaming Horn 

The Voice of Philomel Chadwick 

Corals Treharne 

Cloths of Heaven Dunhill 

Tomorrow Henschel 

Miss Stoy 
Steinway Piano Used 

At a recent called meeting, on Oc- 
tober 2, of the Calkins Music Club, 
the work for the new year was dis- 
cussed, and Helen Haygood was ap- 
pointed to take the place of Florence 
London, the retiring program commit- 
tee chairman. 

The club has gone forward by leaps 
and bounds and still more progress 
is expected of it this year, after the 
new members have been taken in. An 
interesting program will be presented 
at the next regular meeting, on the 
evening of Friday, October 17, and 
all the members and music faculty 
are cordially invited to attend. 

Choked by Diamond 

While walking through a field, a 
farmer at Lichrenburg, South Africa, 
noticed a crow suddenly drop dead. 
When he examined the bird he found 
that it had been choked by a 7^-carat 


Customer — Are the stove lids inde- 

Clerk — Yes, to be sure. 

Customer — I'll take one of tSJis size. 

Clerk — Better take two; you might 
break one. — Good Hardware. 

Measuring Zero 

News Editor — "Did you interview 
the celebrity?" Reporter — "Yes." 
"What did he say?" "Nothing." "I 
know that. But how many columns 
of it?" — Boston Tanscript. 


Mrs. Dan G. Hagood (Anna Laura 
Dunn) has been heard from to the ex- 
tent of a box of "eats," which she sent 
out from Piggly Wiggly in New Or- 
leans. From this we gather that she 
is leading a prosperous and happy 
married life. 

Misses Ouida Champion and Jane 
Cope motored to Wilton to meet the 
Birmingham train. 

Misses Stella and Lula Palmer are 
taking post graduate work in Boston. 
Miss Stella Palmer is doing special 
education work. Miss Lula Palmer is 
commencing a "Pre-Med" course at 

Miss Gladys McLeod visited her sis- 
ter Hattie the past week edn. 

We are glad to have Miss Grace 
Speake with us again after a year's 

Miss Mary Riley had as her guest 
Misses Mildred Wardman and Fay 
Hightower of Sylacauga, on Sunday, 
the twenty-eighth. 

Mr. Claude Hebson spent Sunday 
the twenty-first of September, in 
Montevallo as the guest of Miss An- 
ny May Skinner, before leaving for 
Lansing, Michigan. 

We regret that Miss Jacqueline 
Dansley was prevented from return- 
ing to school on account of illness. 

Miss Kathryn Leath is suffering 
with a wrenched side at the college in- 

Miss Julia Kimbrough is recuperat- 
ing at her home in Thomasville, after 
a recent illness of several weeks 
spent in the Baptist Hospital at 

We are glad to have Mr. and Mrs. 
Sharpe with us again. They have been 
taking a summer course at Chicago 
and are just returned. 

We regret that Misses Eugenia 
Harper, Bernice Green, Sophie Jordan, 
Genevieve Allen, Martha Orr, Eleanor 
O'Barr and Miss Vivian Stone have 
all been ill in Peterson Hall, but are 
glad to have them recovered now. 

Miss Billie Tatum, one of our last 
year's graduates, and Mr. Joe All- 
good were married on June 30, at Cal- 
vert, Ala. 

Friends are welcoming Miss Martha 
Twitty since her return. She was ab- 
sent the latter part of last year. 

Miss Mattye Faye Dunklin spent 
last week-end with her sister, Reba. 

The following visitors of the col- 
lege on September 25-29: Mr. Robert 
Street, to see Miss Gertrude Broad- 
way; Mr. Frank Greene, to see Miss 
Doherty Aycock; Mr. Leonard San- 
ders) to see Miss Frances Freeland; 
Mr. Andrew Hoskins, te see Miss Lu- 
cille Nelson; Mr. Daniel Scarret, to 
see Miss Kathryn Angle; Mr. B. F. 
Crabb, to see Miss Helen McNeill; 
Mr. Herbert Martin, to see Miss Vir- 
ginia Thomas; Mr. John Hardy, to see 
Miss Martha Orr; Mr. Nelson Fuller, 
to see Miss Jettie Ward; Mr. Homer 
Crim, to see Miss Kathleen McCor- 
mick; Mr. Goodwin Scott, Mr. Marvin 
McKeitchen and John Travis to see 
Miss Nell Tyues; Mr. Milton Jeter, to 
see Miss Ina Mae Malone. 



Montevallo, Ala. 

C. L. Meroney 
& Co. 


Montevallo, Alabama 



The Joys of Summer Camp 

"Where do all these little bugs 
come from?" 
"Search me." 

Prof.: Why are you always late to 

Rat: Because I have to pass a cer- 
tain sign on the way. 

Prof.: What has that to do with it? 

Rat: Why it says, School Ahead — 
Go Slow. — Plainsman. 

"Did you have a pony for that His- 
tory exam?" 

"Pony! That subject's so dry I had 
to use a camel." — Juggler. 

Coed: Sir! what do you think I 

Ed: To tell the truth I was just 
trying to find out. — Grinnell Mal- 

Proud Owner of New Ford (address- 
ing man walking along the road) : 
Tired of walking? 

Hopeful Pedestrian: Yes. 

P. O. N. P.: Pine, try running a 

Many people who are pretty as a 
picture are handicapped by an ugly 
frame of mind. 

Once, a long time ago, there was a 
little snake and it got rattled. 

You're first at last, 

You're early of late, 

You used to be behind before. 

Cold feet often keep a hot head out 
of trouble. 

When he popped the question 
She said she'd be his sister 

He turned in smiling elation 
And like a brother — kissed her. 

Poet: My girl said this last poem 
of mine caused her heart to miss a 

Editor: Then we can't use it. We 
can't print anything that will inter- 
fere with our circulation. — Mugwump. 

When a girl looks sweet enough to 
eat don't give her the opportunity — 
Denver Parrakeet. 

Stude: I am going to Birmingham 
over the week end to get my eyes 

Prof.: Fine. Send me a program. 
— Penn. State Froth. 

Customer: I want a cup of coffee 
without cream. 

Waiter (returning) : I'm sorry, but 
we have no cream. Would a cup of 
coffee without milk be all right?— Ex- 

She (Back from a honeymoon in 
Switzerland) : Don't you remember 
that wonderful gorge in the Alps, 

He: Sure do; it was the squarest 
meal I ever had. — Royal Gaboon. 

"Abie, for vy did you dake oud in- 
surance on your house?" 

"Oh, id sounded like a sure fire 
proposition. — Yale Record. 

Old Lady (to tramp) : But, my man, 
your story has such a hollow ring! 

Tramp: Yes, Missus, that's what 
comes of speaking" on an empty 
stomach! — Mugwump. 

He: Don't you think that my girl 
looks like a lovely flower? 

She: Yes, one of those century 
plants. — Bison. 

Kathleen Mc. — I can't understand 
why you sat out so many dances with 
such a wonderful dances as Charlie. 

Liz H. — But he should me some new 
steps and we sat on them. 

Too 1 

Professor — What do you know of 
Samuel Gompers? 

Girlie H. — Please, sir, it's my first 
week in college and I don't know any 
one yet. 

Fresh Rat — Say, do you know the 
difference between a girl chewing her 
gum and a cow chewing her cud? 

Lulie B. — Sure! A cow generally 
looks thoughtful. 

Frances S. — Came near to selling 
my shoes today. 
Dorothy M. — How come? 
Frances S.— Had them half-soled. 

Bill — And may I — erkiss your hand? 

Alice M. — Yes, I suppose so. But 
it's much easier to lift my veil than 
take off my gloves. 

Danny— I shall never be able to kiss 
you enough. 
Kate— Now, don't get discouraged. 

Rat— We call our Ford True Love. 
Soph— Why? 

Eat — 'Cause it never runs smooth. 

Old-Timer— What has become of the 
old-fashioned girl who said, "Ask 

Modern— His daughter is saying, 
':Step on the gas, George, the old man 
is gaining." 

Citizen— Judge, I'm too sick to do 
jury duty. I've got a bad case of itch. 

Judge — Excuse accepted. Clerk, just 
scratch that man out. 

Judge— And what are you here for, 
young man? 

Young Man — Hiv— I'm here for frag- 
rancy Your Honor — hie — I've been 
drinking perfume. 

Sam — Where have you been? 
Bill— Had a date? 
Sam— With that dirty shirt? 
Bill— No! With a girl. 

Mrs. Alsop — (to her husband) Where 
have you been until this hour? Now 
none of your fables. 

Lucille N. — If you were in my shoes 
what would you do? 
Winnie — I'd shine 'em. 

Ruth L— Do you see that man over 
there? I wouldn't speak to him if I 
met him on the street? 

Visitor— Why not? 

Ruth L. — I dont' know him. 

Helen Gray — Who was the smallest 
man in history? 

Marion G. — I give up. 

H. G. — Why the Roman soldier who 
slept on his watch. 

He — I see in the paper that three 
persons were killed in a feud. 

Alice B. — Those little cheap cars are 

Bobby — (who was given a new mi- 
croscope for his birthday) Grandma, 
can you lend me a flea. 

Margaret — Trude, wake up! 
Trude — I can't (sleepily). 
Margaret — But you must! Why can't 

Trude — 'Cause I'm not asleep. 

Geo. Kroell 

Dealer in 

Dry Goods, Groceries, Notions, 
Shoes and Athletic Sweaters 

Montevallo, Ala. 


Ina Mae Malone 

Laugh whether you want to or not. 
It's good for you. — Exchange. 

Writing stuff like this is like being 
at a dance. Somebody's toes will get 
stepped on — Careful dancers and care- 
ful people are less liable to embarras- 
ment. — Exchange. 

In selecting the cast for the Dram- 
atic club play, someone firmly an- 
nounced that she thought Robbie Al- 
len would make a grand old maid. 
Robbie immediately came to her own 
defense and hotly protested, "Indeed, 
I will not!" Probably she has been 
enlightened as to this, by some brave 
member of the opposite sex. 

Mabel J. Long can't understand why 
every one doesn't know whom she is 
speaking of, when she says "The lady 
with bobbed hair." 

A new girl, on entering her room 
saw the radiator and exclaimed in 
disgust, "What in the world did they 
put a pipe organ in my room for? 
I'd never learn to play it." 

Poor Freshman, who is afraid she 
will freeze this Winter. She found no 
fire place in her room. 

If you don't believe that everybody 
is busy around here, just try to get 
help in some form — Now about ad- 
vice — well, that's a steed of a differ- 
ent hue. — Exchange. 

Ouida Champion says every time 
she looks at her face she thinks of 
that $2 she has to put out for her 
picture to put in the Technala. 
A hint to the wise— Winnie! 
If you want to find out a girl's best 
or worst qualities ask her room-mate. 
— Exchange. 

Just to show how well Martha Fu- 
quay in aware of what goes on in her 
class room — On being asked what she 
would teach first of all in a class of 
first grade Arithmetic, Martha blank- 
ly answered, "Spelling!" 

Mary Wiley is terribly worried for 
fear she will be campused. Thinking 
that means she cannot be seen on the 
campus, she has a perfectly good rea- 
son to worry. 
Sh — h! don't tell her better. 
Miss Putnam asked her physical 
eduation class if anyone of them knew 
Helen Keller. Madge Page enthusi- 
astically replied, "No, but I know Eliz- 
abeth Keller." 

Poor green Freshman who thought 
we had three elevators, just because 
she heard girls calling "Elevator 
First!" or "Elevator Second!" and 
"Elevator Third!" 

Kat Leath is very perturbed over 
having 2S hours of work and only 
24 hours in a day. When did a week 
get to be a day? 

Anny May declares that the mos- 
quitoes around here are getting en- 
tirely too bold. W'y one of them had 
the audacity to bite her on the cheek. 
She slapped his face for it, too! 

Elevator is called so often that the 
new girls are inclined to think she 
is a very poular girl. She is — espe- 
cially among the girls on third floor. 

Timely Suggestion 

Customer — This is our wedding an- 
niversary. What would you suggest 
for our dinner? 

Waiter — Well, sir, on our anniver- 
sary my wife and I had warmed-up 

Drug Store 

Cold Drinks, Toilet 
Articles and Sundries 


Barber Shop 

Specialty in Ladies' Hair 

R. B. TATUM, Prop. 

F. W. Rogan 

Furniture, Paints, Var- 
nish and Candy 

Monetvallo, Ala. 

Mona M. 

"The Store That Is 

Montevallo, Ala. 


Mrs. D. P. Walker 

Wooley & 

Montevallo, Alabama 

Candies, Fruits, Sandwiches, 
Groceresi and Vegetables 

We thank you. "Call Again." 

djr jVlabamlan 




The most encouraging week of the 
entire campaign for Alabama College, 
according to Director O. C. Carmichael, 
was the week ending October 11, 
which was Pounders' Day. 

Splendid reports from all sections 
of the State came in. Contributions 
by counties, as reported at State head- 
quarters, for the week exceeded 
$17,000. The total for the campaign 
to date is $300,000, with only 15 of the 
67 counties thoroughly worked. 

y. w. cTaTtraining council 


The Y. W. C. A. Council which met 
at Auburn from October 10 through 
the 12, was very successful. 

Of the many accomplishments of 
the meetings, the most important ones 
are: First, that the Y. W. C. A. was 
organized with Emily Hare, of Auburn, 
as chairman. 

Second, a special objective was de- 
cided upon for all the colleges to work 
toward throughout the year. 

Third, that from the delegates repre- 
senting various colleges, an exexuctive 
board , was selected. 

Mildred Walker, of Alabama College, 
was appointed to serve on this com- 

The other delegates from Alabama 
College were: Lula B. Hawkins, Helen 
Davis, Mary Kate Denby and Ethel 


On last Saturday afternoon the gym 
was a scene of interest to members 
of the Junior Class, who were enter- 
tained at a lovely party. Red and 
white, the class colors, were effect- 
ively used as decorations. A delicious 
ice course with sandwiches was served 
at 5 o'clock. 


Miss Hannah Reynolds and Miss 
Juliette Mather were the guests of the 
College Y. W. A. girls on Friday and 
Saturday. Both made pleasing talks 
on Friday night. 

Misses Mary Bradshaw and Mary 
Hill went on a trip to Birmingham to 
get ads for the Technala. They re- 
ported great success. 

Dr. and Mrs. Edward Bailey and 
little son, Edward, Jr., were the guests 
of Roberta Bailey, their daughter, on 
last Sunday. 

Mr. Oliver Boaz had as his guests 
for dinner at Big Springs, Mrs. O. 
Phillips, Mrs. W. B. Boaz, Misses Anne 
Arnold, Vivian Leston and Helen 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Riley were in Mon- 
tevallo on last Sunday to see their 
daughter, Mary. 

These girls are home for the week- 
end: Lola Alice Croll, Jessie Powell, 
Mary Cola Hungerford, Mary K. Wil- 
lingham, Olivia Latham, Dorothy Hix- 
son, Annae Mae Langston, Ruby Saun- 
ders, Maurine Chapman, Catherine 
Parker, Willie Parker, Willie Martin, 
Mytilene Vildibill, Carmenita Green, 
Hazel Black, Mary Dudley Dray, Mary 
Harbin, Annie John Haynes, Henrietta 
Rademacher, Lydia Finklea, Jessie 
Hobbs Morrision, Aurora Cantangano 
and Ruby Belcher. 

Miss Heinrich has been here in in- 
terest of, and to organize the Wom- 
an's League of Voters. Miss Irma 
Reaves is the president of the college 
girls' branch of this : organization. 

Miss Bernice Clements is the giiest 
•of—Ethel. Drak«- f or- this week-end. 

On Monday, October 13, Miss Hein- 
reich, an interested, as well as inter- 
esting worker, spoke to a group of the 
girls on the interest and benefits of 
the League of Women Voters. Those 
who attended her lecture were very 
enthusiastic over the league. The 
vote to organize was unanimous and 
the following officers were elected. 

Irma Reaves, president. 

Joy Cawthorn, vice-president. 

Robbie Allen, secretary. 

At the Wednesday evening Y. W. 
C. A. services, the program was car- 
ried out by our delegates to the State 
Training Council at Auburn. 

Mary Kate Derby was leader, and 
interesting talks were made by Lula 
B. Hawkins, Mildred Walker and 
Helen Davis. In these talks they dis- 
cussed the purpose of the council and 
the work done as the various meet- 

The program for next week is: Talk 
by Lillou Burns, Sunday, October 19. 
Duties of the Cabinet Members, by the 
Cabinet Members, Wednesday, Octo- 
ber 22. 



Miss Minnie Sellers, class of '17, our 
beloved president, spent last week-end 
with friends here.. She was also here 
to take part on the Founder's Day 
program. Before leaving Miss Sellers 
■ •..,-prri out work Sar the executive 

Will the girls who were not men- 
tioned in alumnae notes please pardon 
the error? And, indeed, it was a great 
error. Miss Ollie Tillman, class of 
'18, who is the college nurse, is with 
us again. Miss Addie Lee, class of '22, 
has her former position in the gram- 
mar school here. Miss Nena McDuf- 
fie, class of '22, has returned to re- 
ceive her A.B. 

Miss Marion Hinton, class of '23, 
now teaching at Centerville, made an 
extended call on her friends at Ala- 
bama College last week-end. 

Misses Ernestine Bonner, class of 
'24, Margaret Fox, class of '21, and 
Evelyn Scott, class of '22, came 
"home" last week to pay us a visit. 
My! but how glad we were to see ol' 
girls back with us. 

Come around to see me at leisure 
hours to drop a "bug" in my ear, so to 
speak. The executive secretary is in 
sore distress! Bring her address of 
ol' girls and you will help to cease her 

Oh! Yes! Miss Virginia Edwards 
'22, who is using her "knowledge ob- 
tained at Alabama College" to teach 
the children at Wetumpka Hi, came 
to see us Founders' Day. 

Mrs. D. F. Rucks (Medara Hol- 
cobe), '12, was up on Founders' Day 
to present us with the beautiful oil 
painting of Mr. Erskine Ramsey. 

Anybody else? Well, if there is, 
please 'cuse us, 'cause we have so 
many "new ones" that it's difficult to 
keep track of the "old ones." 

Alumnae Editor. 

Hattie Lyman entertained the Junior 
Class with a delightful party on Sat- 
urday, October 18, from 3:30 to 5:30 
in the college gymnasium. 

Tad Martin and Frances Smith had 
a lovely October drive with Country 
Reeves on last Sunday afternoon. 

Miss Cope,. Nathalie Hall and Mar- 
tha Orr went for a ride last Sunday 


Sascha Jacobsen, the violinist, who 
will appear here at Alabama College, 
on Thursday evening, November 13, 
is one of the most active members of 
the artistic fraternity. Although he is 
still in his middle twenties, he has 
managed to make nine consecutive 
tours of this country, playing from 
coast to coast in the largest and 
smallest cities of the country. To any- 
one conversant with the rigors of a 
musical tour it would seem that this 
is a man's job by itself. To travel 
daily, play at least three times a week 
CTii to Ucop in c -:ysioal ard artist'-? 
trim in the meantime would seem suf- 
ficient. To this must be added the 
work of constantly adding to one's re- 
pertory. As a rule, this part of an 
artist's work is done in the summer 
time. And Mr. Jacobsen can boast of 
as extensive a concert repertory as 
any violinist before the public. As 
if this were not enough, there comes 
the work of playing for the phono- 
graphs. Mr. Jacobsen has been an 
exclusie Columbia artist for several 
years and in the course of this" time 
he has played about forty different' 
compositions, at least twenty of which 
have been issued in record form. The 
making of a record is not a mere 
bagatelle. It is an easy matter to 
wind the phonograph, insert the 
needle, relax in one's arm-chair and 
listen to the world's greatest bring 
their music to one's home. But every 
one of those wax impressions repre- 
sents a task of no mean proportions 
on the part of an artist. Sometimes a 
composition has to be played over and 
over again before it is passed by the 
artist as worthy to be issued to the 
public. The more conscientious the 
artist, the more time and energy he 
spends on making a record. But all 
this work has not yet exhausted the 
vitality of Mr. Jacobsen. He digs in 
musical archives and searches for old 
and new material of various kinds 
suitable for violin arrangements, to 
which he can add his own personality. 
Thus, he is able to place on his pro- 
grams his own transcriptions of fa- 
mous piano compositions, as well as 
his own compositions. And after he 
has done all this and he still finds 
time hanging on his hands, Mr. Jacob- 
sen joins forces with his musical 
brethren and plays chaber music, the 
intellectual and artistic retreat of the 
true musician. And finally, Mr. Jacob- 
sen never refuses to contribute his 
art, time and energy to a worthy char- 
ity cause. 

This makes the personality of the 
man, the artist, the musician. Con- 
stant work for the artistic and spirit- 
ual welfare of the nations and this 
lends color to the vitality of the artist, 
which is immediately apparant to 
every listener, the minute Mr. Jacob- 
sen steps on the stage. 

He who laughs last is usually the 

dumbest,,-. , s , , ,' '„ : " 


On Saturday, October 11, all classes 
were suspended in order that Pound- 
er's Day might be celebrated by the 
students, officers, members of the fac- 
ulty and friends of the institution. 
The exercises were held on the cam- 
pus in front of the main dormitory at 
11 o'clock in the morning, when the 
following program was enjoyed: 

College Song. 

Address — Braxton Bragg Comer, ex- 
Governor and United States Senator. 

Presentation of Portrait of Mr. Ersk- 
ine Ramsay — Mr. Victor H. Hanson. 

Acceptance of Portrait — Mr. William 
T. Sheehan, chairman Executive Com- 
mittee, Board of Trustees. 

Woman's Opportunity and Alabama 
College — Mrs. Val Taylor, president 
Alabama Federation of Women's 


The Allumnae Spirit — Miss Minnie 
Sellears, President Alumnae Associa- 

Progress of the Campaign — Dean O. 
C. Carmichael, Director. 

Alabama College of Tomorrow — Alto 
V. Lee, Trustee from Seventh District. 

Announcements — L. Sevier, Trustee 
from State at large. 

The. Future Business Woman — Mr. 
Erskine Ramsay. 


At the conclusion of the exercises, a 
delightful barbecue was served, which 
truly represented in quality and quan- 
tity Alabama College — the Million-Dol- 
lar Institution. , 


Alabama College has always had 
real sports who play the game and 
play it well. Did we not wiu every 
game we" played last year? Sure) and 
we will do it this year. Work for class 
team, then varsity. 

What we do when we donf play 

No! We ALL can't play basket ball, 
but we air have to and need to play 
something. That S-O-M^E-T-H-I-N-G 
this year is the most exciting and in- 
teresting thing you could imagine — 
Golf! No not exactly. It's easy to 
learn, easy to play and loads of fun. 
We've just had the field made ready 
for us. About Novernber 1 we can 
say, One, two, three! go! yes, put it 
in! put it in! Maybe basket ball 
teams have been selected, all the bet- 
What?ter, then you, who THOUGHT 
you weren't successful can come out 
and play it! What? Why I thought 
you would have heard 'ere this — It's 
hockey, that best game we have. 

Ethel and Sallie Mae Puller were 
called to Selma last week-end on ac- 
count of their father's illness at the 
Vaughan Memorial Hospital. 

The following were visitors of the 
college girls on last Saturday and Sun- 
day: Ross Thomas, Lyman Holland, 
John Marriott, A. J. Brown, Joe With- 
erbee, Welkse Coleman, Ernest North- 
cutte, Andy Davis, Max Johnson, Grif- 




If everyone minded his own business 
there wouldn't be anything left for 
the other fellow to do. 


Those of us who have had the priT 
ilege of seeing the Dveereux Playerf 
on their previous vis.ts to Alabamf 
College will be glad to know that the? 
will appear heie again on Novembe' 
S, giving two performances, both ma( 
inee and evening. 

"The Barber of Seville," the maf 
'nee attraction is a typically Spanisl 
comedy. It was first written as an 
opera, and when rejected in that form 
was converted into a play of unusual 
merit. Since then there have been 
three musical versions of the same, 
plot. Interspersed through the play 
Mr. Devereux uses snatches of th« 
original Spanish music, which if 
quaint and charming and lends rather 
more atmosphere than the formal bet- 
ter known music of Ross'.ni. While 
"The Barber of Seville," is classic,, it 
is full cf fun, most ludicrous situ- 
ations and complications, and has 
ma'ntained an unequalled popularity 
during the last century and a half. 

The cast of characters is as fol- 

Count Almavina Clifford Devereux 

Figaro William Padmora 

Rosina ____ :'_ Zinita Graf 

Doctor Barthola..— Butler Mandervill* 

Marcelina -..Georgiana Wilson 

Juan Reginald Fifa 

Don Basile 1 John Osgood 

Natory J_! Reginald Fife 

It is impossible to deny that so the 
Spanish dramatists Echegaray hai 
reached a larger audience than any of 
his precessors, or of his contemporar- 
ies. Not merely in Spain, but in ev- 
ery land where Spanish is. spoken of 
translated, he has met with an incom- 
parable appreciation. The career ol 
Echegaray H unique. It *top whi'e h* 
was Minister of Finance that he began 
his dramatic work, and since that timii 
his plays are regarded as the best ex- 
amples of modern Spanish drama. One 
of his greatest successes will be pre- 
sented by the Clifford Devereux Com 
pany on Saturday evening, November 
8, in the college auditorium, undai- 
the title of "The Mummy's Earring." 

The following is the cast of cha/ 

Dova Dolores Georgiana Wilsotf 

Don Castulo...,- William Podnurp 

Luciano , Reginald Fife 

Don Lorenga John Osgood 

Mariana Zinita Graf 

ls5Sfm cmfwyp shrdlu cmfwy shr 

Don Haralda Montagu 

Clifford Devereux 

Don Pablo Aateaga Butler Manderville 


The annual tryout of the Alabama 
Players was held on Saturday evening- 
October 11, in the college auditorium, 
when 20 students of the college dem- 
onstrated their dramatic ability to a 
large and appreciative audience. The 
following were the successful appli- 
cants : Nell Burns, Nina Dautzler, An- 
nie Jones, Ruth Jones, Katherine 
Leath, Madge Page, Frances Laftin, 
Vallie Rogers, Elanor Hooper, Elosee 
Ingram and Gladys Waldrop. 

Membership in the club is limited 
to 35, each year a tryout being held 
so that new students may fill vacan- 
cies left by the former members who 
do not return. The Alabama Players 
made several successful road trips last 
year, and even more have been 
planned by the club for the coming 
season. The club is fortunate in hav- 
ing as its director Miss Hood, of the 
expression department, and great 
things are expected of the players 
under her capable leadership. 

fis Powell, George Porter, William 
Fuller, Frank Holle, Paul Davidson, 
James Armstrong, Paul Freeman, 
Marshall Mariott, Joe Burnett, Roscoe 
Thurman, Brooks Wooley, J. B. 
Wright, Jr., and Luther Gaines. 

Juniors are proud of their new privi- 
lege of going to the picture show 
once a week at night, in bunches of 




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Associate Editor Fay Turner 

Front Page Editor .. Mary Bradshaw 

Social Editor Hetty Hinson 

Joke Editor Martha Fuquay 

Athletic Editor Lucille Bell 

Advertising Mgr.. Thressa Conaway 

Business Mgr Elma O'Neill 

Music Reporter Florence London 


It could have happened in any small 
Alabama town provided that town 
claimed or owned a bachelor of thirty- 
five who, in turn, was sole possessor 
of a big roomy car, acres and acres 
of land, plenty of ready cash, a po- 
sition, preferably president of the 
best bank in town, good looks, good 
taste but a very careful system of 
spending his money. Not that he was 
stingy, nor was he a "tight wad." He 
was just careful. He knew what he 
spent his money for. 

This could have happened only in 
the time of the "Millian for Monte- 
vallo" campaign. Most any young, 
vivacious girl could have been the 
heroine but only Mary Sue Leslie 
really was, so forget all the others. 

The twenty-seventh regular session 
at Alabama College had just closed 
when the director of the "Million For" 
received the following letter: 

Dear Mr. Director: 

I very much fear the campaign will 
be unsuccessful in our town. County 
schools are in need and the people 
will not contribute to a college at this 
time. We. have one hope: there is in 
our town a man who could give more 
than our entire quota and never miss 
it. He is not particularly interested in 
county schools, for he is a bachelor 
but I am proposing a method of inter- 
est to him in Montevallo. He has 
never loved or seemed to love any 
girl. Now I have heard of the charm 
of Alabama College students, of how 
a larger per centage of them marry 
than from any other school. Could 
you not send us one of the charming 
ones to help put over the campaign 
here? Probably this suggestion sounds 
like a dime novel letter to you but I 
am perfectly honest when I say "I 
believe the plan will work." 

Yours very truly, 


A twinkle of fun came into the eyes 
of the director as he folded the 
strange letter. He had received all 
types but this one was distinct. As 
he slipped the information back into 
the envelope he thought of the girl, 
Annie Sue Leslie. She had just fin- 
ished college and was giving her 
Summer for her Alma Mater. She 
was not pretty but very attractive, in 
fact, she was so full of life, fun, re- 
soureiful and jolly good spirits that 
one conversation was enough to make 
one adore her. She was not brilliant 
in books yet she always passed; she 
was just the one who could put things 
over in college life. There was no 
doubt but that she was the one to 
send. The only flaw in the plan was 
that she disliked men. Oh, she did 
not hate them but she preferred fe- 
male society. Her good sense, how- 
ever, would teach her to, at least, 
pretend a caring for the other sex if 
things looked brighter that way. 

Monday morning of the next week 
found Annie Sue Leslie in Oakville 
She never questioned her instructions 
from her director. She left as soon 
as possible to awaken the town. 

As the train stopped at Oakville 
she was right ready to get off. Mr. 
Samuels, the town chairman, met her 
and escorted her to his Ford, unfold- 
ing a plan in which she was to go at 
once with him to the Exchange Club 
luncheon and make a short talk. 

He, the money possessor, the hand- 
some bachelor, was there. He did 
not know he was a planned victim nor 
did she know jusy why she had been 

A general buzz went on as Annie 
Sue was being shown her place. As 
soon as it passed over the chairman 

"Gentlemen, Fellow Exchange mem- 
bers: Miss Annie Sue Leslie, a grad- 

''•aculatioh Mgr Dorothy Williams 

Y. W. C.A. Reporter Minnie J. Rice 

Personals Caroline Middleton 


Elizabeth Horsley Tutwiler 

Joyce Jackson ....Philomathic 

Fannie Jo Scott Castolian 

Hazel Black Philodendroi 

Lucille Williams Beta Sigma Delta 

Margaret Butler Zeta Pi Delta 

Nellie White Aleph Sade 

uate of Alabama College, will be in 
our town for a short time to help us 
win our part of the million dollars 
for that great school. She will speak 
to us for a short time now. Miss 

Clap! Clap* Clap! 

"Gentlemen of the Exchange Club: 
I am glad to be here on such a great 
cause today. Alabama College needs 
money to carry on her great work. 
The State will not give an ample sum 
so the people at large must. This 
task is upon you and me and many 
others. If we all do our part the mil- 
lion is possible, but if some will not 
help we lose. I need not even point 
out to you the unfairness in educa- 
tion for the boys against the girls in 
Alabama for everyone of you know 
this fact. The posters I see in your 
stores show that you are interested. 
You must show that interest and put 
this drive over here in a few days. 
You just must begin now! Men are 
trained to build bridges. Why not 
train women to build homes? Surely 
the home is more important. Let's 
get behind this unfairness and make 
it fair and square!" 

Clap! Clap! Clap! And more 

"Is there a community house here? 
There is Good! Do you think we 
could get the people there to a gath- 
ering tonight? Suppose we have a 
penny-year party and make each per- 
son pay one cent for each year old he 
is. Of course you Exchangits will be 
glad to furnish something for the 
people to drink and I will put this 
matter before them and also lead 
some forms of amusement. Are you 



"Yes! Yes! Yes!" 

"Two boys can easily post the 
people this afternoon and signs can 
be painted on the sidewalks to at- 
tract the younger set." 

"The very thing!" This came from 
half a dozen voices. 

And so it all happened just as 
planned except the man did not play 
a very active part. He went and 
when Annie Sue asked him at the 
door to pay a penny for each of his 
years he handed, out of the gracious- 
ness of his heart, a fifty cent piece. 

"Why, Mr. Keith, you're not fifty! 
You don't look that old!" 

"Oh! Ah! — I beg your — why cer- 
tainly, I'm only thirty-five. I thought 
you might like the extra cents for 
your school." 

"Why, surely! Thank you and walk 
right in." 

Annie Sue made only ten dollars 
that night, but one hundred dollars 
worth of advertisement and real en- 
joyment among the visitors. She 
made a 'regular' speech, better than 
she had ever made at a dramatic club 
meeting in college. This showed her 
excellent method of putting into prac- 
tice things once learned. 

Wonder of wonders! He asked to 
see her home. She, the man-not- 
liker, had already learned where the 
money of the town lay so she smiled 
a sweet "yes." He took her for a 
short ride down the highway before 
he took her to the town chairman's 

"Isn't this a grand road! It's mighty 
kind of you to ask me to ride." 

"Not at all! I'm glad to have you." 

Silence! Distance! 

"Have you ever visited Alabama 
College, Mr. Keith?" 


"Oh, you must go down some day." 

"Perhaps I can." 


"Don't you want to head the. list in 
this town in subscribing? I'd like to 
have some encouragement before be- 
ginning my work tomorrow." 

"No, Miss Leslie, I'm not particular- 
ly interested." 

At this point he turned the loop and 
started back to town. They soon 
reached her temporary home. She 
said ."Goodnight" and he responded, 
fcihe heard him drive away. 

"Well, you certainly got a refusal 
that time, Miss Leslie," she said to 
herself. "Point blankness! He said 
'No' good and plain! Well, you must 
go before the Woman's Federated 
Club here tomorrow and remind the 
ladies that the Federation has prom- 
ised to support." 

She went to sleep trying to think 
how she could make him change his 

The next day was a busy one for 
Annie Sue. She did get the support of 
the club and she did get a few dol- 
lars from the children. She told them 
stories at the Hut and charged each 
a nickel. They fell in love with her 
and her stories but years of that 
would not make the quota. Then 
after the stories, the children sold 
tags, while Ann'e Sue tried to solicit 
larger donation. The taxi station 
jgave her a dollar and the children 
sold a few tags tor twenty-five and 
fifty cents. In the evening He called 
to take her to ride again. She had 
received such a "No" from him the 
night before that she decided to show 

"I'm very sorry, Mr. Keith, but I 
believe I am too fatigued to even ride 
tonight. Besides Mr. Samuels and 
family are going out to his farm to- 
night for some vegetables and they 
have invited me to go along. Of 
course, if I go anywhere I will go with 

"Then won't you go horseback rid- 
ing with me early in the morning? I 
have two jim-dandy horses." 

"Thank you, but I must begin work 
so early tomorrow that any moment I 
spend in leisure will seem a waste 
of time to me. Goodbye." 

Now the Honorable great Mr. Ke'th 
was not accustomed to refusals, much 
less from one girl in three minutes. 
He became interested and immediate- 
ly borrowed an Alabama College cat- 
alogue. He read it throughout and 
noticed that Annie Sue was in every- 
thing. A Technaia of his cousin's 
had her picture on nearly every page. 
He tried to buy the annual from her 
but the foolishness of his offer was 
exemplified by her blank refusal. He 
then stealthily cut one picture out 
with his knife and looked at it many 
times before retiring. 

At the picture show the next night 
the Montevallo reels were shown and 
with his own eyes he had to see the 
needs of the school. He thought he 
saw her in one picture. 

Suddenly the music stopped and 
the musician, none other than Annie 
Sue, walked up the steps onto the 
stage. The lights flashed on her and 
she began a spirited violent plea for 
her Alma Mater. She announced that 
only one hundred dollars had been 
raised in Oakville and that the fol- 
lowing afternoon cookies would be 
sold on the Court House lawn for the 
campaign fund. After that feature 
she would depart. 

"I have enjoyed my stay in your 
town and only wish we could have 
made the quota here. I see your con- 
dition, though, and will not insit that 
you give more. If you have daugh- 
ters to send to college, however, and 
you write to the State Woman's Col- 
lege to get them in, don't be shocked 
when they reply, "There is no room." 

Silence! A few eyes looked at the 
rich bachelor. 

He was glad the lights went off 
and he listened only to the music. 
(Annie was to get five dollars for 
playing that night.) 

"I wonder what else she can do 
besides play, sing, tell stories, speak 
and steal interest," he thought. "She 
isn't pretty but — I wish she'd let me 
see her home." These thoughts 
turned round and round in the mind 
of Mr. Keith, the banker. 

She let him see her home and more 
than that she invited him to come to 
her stand the next day and get one 
of her cookies absolutely free. 

He blushed. 

"But why not go riding with me in 
the morning?" 

"Oh, I must bake the cakes then." 

"You! bake cakes?" 

"Why, sure! I have not spent my 
years at Montevallo in vain." 

She actually shook hands with him 
when he told her goodnight. As the 
big car rolled away Annie Sue won- 
dered why she thought of him regard- 
less of h ; s plain "No!" Why did she 
think of him as she had never thoujrbt 

of another man. "Men! Oh!" (a shud- 
der from the man-not-liker.) 

The next afternoon everybody in 
town was eating cookies. No big 
signs or shouts for customers were 
needed after the first cake had been 
eaten. She sold out in one hour yet 
she almost knew she had baked a 
thousand. Instead of giving Mr. Keith 
one free he made her take f've dollars 
for it. This was a modern miracle in 
Oakville and would be written up in 
the weekly. 

He asked to take her to the train 
and she graciously accepted. When 
he came an hour early she thought 
she had just misunderstood the hour 
and she went with him. She was sur- 
prised when he turned down the 
highway instead of toward the station. 
Perhaps he had come early on pur- 
pose just to take her for one more 
spin before her departure. That was 
nice of him. How she did wish he 
had contributed what he should to 
her school. Why couldn't she hate 
him because he did not? 

After a silence of about five min- 
utes, Mr. Keith said "How do you like 
our town, Miss Leslie?" 

"Oh, I love it. I think its people are 

"Thank you. I'm glad I live here. 
Would you ever consider living her 

"Why, what do you mean?" 

"I mean that I love you and your 
school and your teachers and every- 
body you love. I love the million 
dollar drive because it brought you 
here. I want to give $100,000 right 
now. You have made me see my nar- 
row views. Will you, could you? 
Please do!" 

The decision of the girl was im- 
mediate. She suddenly liked all men 
but she knew she loved just this one. 
Her "Yes" was given straight for- 
wardly as she always said things. 

"And now, instead of your leaving 
tonight, let's just drive to the tele- 
graph office and send in the results. 
And say, forgive me for saying this 
now, but could you bake me just one 
more cookie real soon? You do make 
such delicious ones!" 

"One million for — you, if you wish, 

Rufus — Comin to mah party, Clyde? 
We gonna have a whole gallon 
o' corn. 

Clyde — Nupp. I can't come. We'se 
got a case of tonsilities over to my 

Miss Blackiston: "When two bodies 
come together violently they generate 

Ruth Little: "Not always. I hit a 
lady once and she knocked me cold." 


The season has opened with real en- 
thusiasm. Every class is shpwing de- 
termination to have their class the 
champion class when the final game 
is played. 

Friday afternoon an interesting 
game was played in the gym, fresh- 
men against juniors. Starting things 
going. You say freshmen won! Yes, 
they did. But will they win in the 
end? Or shall we break the record 
this year. 


What are the two most important 
days in the week? Any wide-awake 
Montevallo girl can answer this sim- 
ple question, Thursdays and Satur- 
days, of course. And why? some 
stranger might aksy. Why they are 
hiking days. Every Thursday and Sat- 
urday afternoon you can see a gr^up 
of khaki-clad figures start for the 
woods and leave civilization behind 
them. What happens while they are 
gone, they only know, but from the 
expression on their faces when they 
return you can easily see that they 
had a good time. 

Are you one of the lucky ones in 
these groups? If not, be sure to go 
on the next hike and see how much 
fun it is. Come early and bring your 
friends with you. No experience nec- 
essary. Everybody welcome. 


Mrs. D. P. Walker 

Wooley & 

Montevallo, Alabama 

Candies, Fruits, Sandwiches, 
Groceresi and Vegetables 

We thank you. "Call Again." 

Compliments of 



Latham Mercantile 

Candies, Fruits and Fancy 

Montevallo Ala. 


The Philomathic Club has the pleas- 
ure and honor of announcing the fol- 
lowing pledges: Miss Sara Binion, 
Miss Kate Gaillard, Miss Sue Dickey, 
Miss Martha Orr, Miss Elizabeth 
Latham, Miss Myrtle Tuckerville, 
Miss Althea Hughes and Miss Dorothy 


The Philodendroi Club announce 
the following pledges: Si.sie Powers, 
Mitylene Vildibill, Grace Black, Kath- 
leen Cummings, Helen Chancellor, 
Marjorie Hill; L'srene Hank'ns, Mary 
Gilliland, Clara Redden, Ruby Cruise, 
Mahol Mayfield. 

Service With a Smile 


Drug Co. 

The C 







The Tutwiler Club announces the 
followng new honorary members; 
Mrs. Katherine Hopkins Chapman, 
president of The Writers Club, who is 
widely known for her short stories; 
Mrs. Chamberlin, Miss Marguerite 
Cope, Miss Marie Lamar, Miss Lucyle 
Hook, who is head of the Expression 
Department, and Mr. Kelly. 

Misses Dorothy Matby, Mary Wylie, 
Elizabeth Keller, Alice Alsobrook, 
Mary Elizabeth Moody, True Marble, 
Margaret Coleman, Isma Long, Mai - - 
garet Grayson, Claudia Slade, Nan 
Holland, Rosa Perry and Kathleen 
McCormick received the following in- 
vitation program for rush week: 
Theatre party, Monday, October 13, at 
5 p. m..; feast, Tuesday, 8 p. m., club 
room; bridge party, Wednesday, 4:30. 
p. m., at Mrs. J. C. Sharpe's; tea, 
Thursday, 4 to 6 p. m. at Mrs. Cham- 
berlin's; picnic, Friday, 5:30 p. m., 
at Big Springs; luncheon, Saturday, 
2 p. m., at Hotel St. George. 

After seeing Gloria Swanson in 
Zaza Monday afternoon the party 
went to Hendrix Drug Store for re- 
freshments. The drug store was beau- 
tifully decorated in the club colors, 
red and white. The ice course also 
carried out the colors in the form of 
a Tutwiler special. 

The feast at the club house Tuesday 
evening, began at 8 o'clock and lasted 
until quite late. After the feast the 
table (if it could be called a table) 
was removed and the room was 
cleared for dancing. 

At the home of Mrs. J. C. Sharpe 
on Wednesday afternoon the club en- 
tertained at bridge. Hot chocolate 
and sandwiehe. were served as re- 
freshments. The prize was awarded 
to luiss Alice Alsobrook, of Lagrange, 
Ga., who was the winner of the high- 
est score. 

On Thursday afternoon a formal tea 
was given at the attractive new home 
of Mrs. Chamberlin. The home was 
beautifully decorated in Autumn 
leaves which blended in so nicely 
with the home in its woodsy setting. 
The guests called from 4 to 6 and 
among those were Mrs. Hubert Rey- 
nolds, Miss Georgia Leiper, Mrs. John 
Louis, Mrs. Heatfield and Mrs. J. C. 

At 5 o'clock Friday afternoon the 
club had a picnic at Big Springs to 
contrast the whole week of formality. 
The crowd gathered around a large 
bon fire to partake of the bounty of 
food and to join in the fun. The 
smell of the boiling coffee and the 
frying bacon aroused an exceedingly 
large appetite. The result was quite 

The club gave as their final enter- 
tainment on Saturday at 2 o'clock a 
luncheon at Hotel Saint George. The 
table was in the shape of a "T" and 
even the sandwiches carried out the 
initial letter of the club. The center 
piece ol the table was of the club 
flowers, red and white carnations. 
Miss Alice Mahler acted as toast mis- 
tress and Miss Kathleen McCorm'.ck 
answered the toast. E izabeth Horsley is in Colum- 
biana where she is doing her practice 
teaching. She will return after the 
first quarter to continue her course 
in Home Economics. 

Miss Katherine Angle spent last 
week end at home in Anniston. 

Mr. Burgess Little, of Mobile, was 
at the college last week to visit his 
daughter, Ruth. 

Miss Winifred Castleman had as her 
guests during last week her mother, 
Mrs. Lane Castleman and her sisters, 
Polly and and Frances. 

Mrs. A. I. Selden spent last Sunday 
a t the college as a guest of her daugh- 
ter, Frances. 

While spending the week-end at 
the college Miss Mayo Pardue at- 
tended the luncheon given by the Tut- 
wiler Club at Hotel St. George. 

M'ss Army May Skinner and Miss 
Ina Mae Malone spent the first part 
°f last week in Birmingham on busi- 
ness in behalf of the Alabamian. 

Miss Nancy Caldwell came down 
from Anniston and spent last week- 
end as the guest of Martha Fuquay. 


Rush Week began Monday morning 
at 7 o'clock, and the Castalians were 
right ready to tell who they were — 
as this had not been allowed before. 

That afternoon found nearly all the 
members down town and at the pic- 
ture show ith the new girls, showing 
them what good "rushers" the Castal- 
ians are. 

Every day brought some new form 
of entertainment, for beside parties 
and picnics good work has been done 
"where two or three are gathered to- 

The formal party came Wednesday 
night at the Pioneer Tea Room, where 
eight tables decorated in Castalian 
colors awaited the guests. Those par- 
taking of the delicious four-course din- 
ner beside members and pledges, were 
Misses Stoy, McMichael and Cobb, new 
honorary members; Misses Lucy Stev- 
ens, Rosa Perry, Fannie Norton, Dor- 
othy Malby, Julia Stroud, True Marble, 
Margaret Coleman and Evelyn Norris; 
Mrs. Mona Davies, one of the charter 
members, was also there. 

Between courses Alice Lyman gave 
a violin solo and Alene Elzey danced. 

Friday afternoon Hattie Lyman gave 
a bridge party at her home in town for 
some of the new girls. Ask Lucy 
Stevens who got the prize. 

That night all of the old members, 
pledges, honorary members and new 
girls went to the club room for a 
"feast fit for the gods." Everything 
was spookily decorated in Hallowe'en 
colors, with appropriate favors and 
place cards. Alene and Bill played 
their guitars and everybody sang for 
awhile. Then came the time to see if 
the spread was as good as it looked. 
All the food you can imagine was soon 
eaten by the crowd sitting around on 
sofa pillows. 

When the 9:30 bell had reminded 
everyone that time had been quickly 
passing and they were all coming up- 
stairs loaded down with fruit and fa- 
vors, blowing horns just as peppy 
girls can, someone from upstairs hear- 
ing all the noise looked down and 
expressed the whole thing with "Oh, 
of course, it's the Castalians!" 

Saturday afternoon ended the long 
waited for, but long-to-be-remembered 
"Rush Week" and we gave it the final 
touch with a steak roast at Forest of 


Rufus — A whole case ! ? 
Say, cant* we have that party to 
>'o' house? 

FacuHty Concert 

The season of concerts which is so 
much enjoyed by the members of the 
college and people of the town of 
Montevallo, opened Saturday evening, 
October 18, with a faculty concert 
given as a joint recital by Miss Re- 
becca D. Stoy, contralto, and Miss 
Polly Gibbs, pianist. 

Miss Stoy is a graduate and post- 
graduate of the New England Conserv- 
atory of Music, Boston, Mass., and is 
head of the Voice Department at Ala- 
bama College. Her voice is full and 
rich in quality, and her training gives 
her the ability to sing with a splendid 
ease and excellent interpretation. On 
the program were two groups of songs, 
which well well selected and varied 
in style. The "Seguedille," from the 
opera Carmen, and "The Voice of Phi- 
lomel," were among the best numbers. 
But all were given with skill and a 
pleasing personality, which adds so 
much to the success of an artist. 

Miss Gibbs, who is a graduate from 
Henderson-Brown College, and from 
Northwestern University School of 
Music, gave a group of solos in addi- 
tion to playing the accompaniments 
for Miss Stoy. It was a pleasure to 
hear accompaniments so well played, 
and with such thought for the wishes 
of the singer. Miss Gibbs' solos were 
very fine. The delicacy of the "Barca- 
rolle," by Leschetizki, was delightful, 
and the Liszt "Ricordanza" was bril- 
liant, showing to splendid advantage 
the ability in execution which Miss 
Gibbs has attained. 

The college is fortunate in having 
secured the services of two such splen- 
did teachers, and those who attended 
the concert will look forward with 
pleasure to more recitals from them. 



Two of the most delightful events 
of the "rushing" season occurred 
Thursday afternoon when the Beta 
Sigma Deltas entertained at tea from 
four to six at the home of Mrs. Daw- 
son, an honorary member; and when 
they also entertained at a feast Fri- 
day night at the club house. 

The living room of Mrs. Dawson's 
home was very beautifully decorated 
for the tea. Purple and white, the 
club colors, predominated, but here 
and there ferns and beautiful flowers 
added lovely color to the scene. 

The Beta Sigma Delta girls were 
becomingly and beautifully dressed, 
and greeted each favored girl as she 
arrived. Soon the living room was 
filled with smiling, girlish faces. 

Tea with wafers was served to all, 
and the favors, which were novelty 
Hallowe'en cups filled with delicious 
nuts, and bearing the fraternity let- 
ters, were presented. 

At different intervals the guests 
were entertained with readings which 
were rendered by Misses Mabel Long 
and Vivian Letson. Also music was 
furnished throughout the evening by a 

About thirty girls were invited to 
enjoy this afternoon with the Beta 
Sigma Delta girls and honorary mem- 

The feast given Friday night at the 
club house was one of the most en- 
joyable entertainments the club has 
ever given. 

The club room was decorated in the 
club colors, purple and white, and 
flowers. The room had a very home- 
like atmosphere, and was full of merri- 
ment when guests and hostesses were 
assembled. Music was furnished by 
the victrola for part one. A few of 
the girls rendered some pieces on 
ukes and other string instruments. 
Miss Frances Loftin rendered a most 
entertaining reading. 

A plate luncheon, consisting of 
salad, sandwiches, wafers, cheese 
crackers and olives was served with 
cold drinks. 

After the luncheon the girls made 
merry, singing school songs and danc- 

Thirty girls enjoyed this evening 
with the club girls, and when time 
came to leave, all expressed their 
hearty appreciation for the evening's 


Rush Week was rightly named, for 
there was nothing but Rush! Rush! 
Rush! all week. 

On aTuesday afternoon the Aleph 
Sodhe Club entertained with an "in- 
formal tea" and a picture show party. 
It is not necessary to say that the 
picture was enjoyed when it is known 
known that it was "The Reckless 
Age." Those enjoying the fun were: 
Sadie Pouncey, Esther Reogan, Sa- 
phronia Wadsworth, Gladys Richard- 
son, Lola Sealy, Dorothy Boiler, Ber- 
tha Narthrop, Eloise Harmon, Eliza- 
beth Graves, Veida Mae Helm, Ber- 
nice Green, Verdie Strickland, Thelma 
Holmes, Bera Phillips, Pauline Thomp- 
son, Flossie Orr, Leeta Orr, Eunice 
Matthews, Annie Jones. Agnes Grims- 
ley, Faye Cotney, Caroline Thrash, 
Ibbie Jones, Nellie White and Miss 
Anna Irwin, who is one of our ad- 

The bawls of laughter issuing from 
the club room on Friday night were 
caused by the jolly games pla; ed at 
the "Kid Par.y. ' The little girls, and 
boys were served in purely kid-party 

We are delighted to have one of our 
old members back with us this year, 
Flossie Orr, who spent an enjoyable 
year teaching, and is now here to 
receive her degree. 

On October 3, Ibbie Jones left for 
Auburn, to serve as "sponsor" for Au- 
burn in the Auburn-Clemson game. 
She reports a week-end filled with ex- 
citement and thrills. Of course Au- 
burn won! 

Elizabeth Mackey is in Porto Rico 
with Theo Campbell, where they are 
having a novel teaching experience. 

Marion Hinton had such a success- 
ful year at Centerville last year that 
she is back there again. Marion is 
capably filling the position of math 
and science teacher. 

Gussie Haygood, our ex-president, is 
now at Girard, Ala., teaching the prin- 
ciples of home-making that she learned 
at Alabama College. 

All of the membersc laim that they 
enjoyed the circular club letter more 
than anything else this summer. This 
letter traveled from North Carolina, all 
over Alabama, and even to Porto Rico. 


And it was indeed a "Rush Week" 
in the very fullest and strongest sense 
of the word. 

First, invitations went out for the 
"big party," but you grabbed your girl 
any other time you could. Sometimes 
another club would grab your girl just 
when you thought you had her. Such 
was it! 

The Philodendrois rushed a jolly 
bunch of girls to Big Springs Tuesday 
afternoon to a weiner roast. They 
had more than just "hot dogs" how- 
ever, for the girls came back very 
painfully. All said they would add 
that they had a good time, but that 
"actions spoke louder than words." 

The "big party" was on Thursday 
afternoon at the picture show, and 
then a dinner at the tea room. The 
picture was "The Reckless Age," with 
Reginald Denny. Of course that is 
enough about that part of the after- 
noon. The tea room was right ready 
to receive all the visitors and the din- 
ner, music, readings and jolly com- 
panionship entertained for the next 
half hour. Specialties on the program 
were: Reading, by Gertrude Patterson; 
a violin solo by Grace Black, and sev- 
eral piano selections by Pansy Hig- 
gins. The girls who attended the party 
were: Ruby Cruise, Grace Black, 
Helen Chancellor, Edith Crew, Mary 
Gilliland, Susie Powers, Marjorie 
Hill, Clara Redden, Lorine Hankins, 
Johnnye Dodson, Pansy Higgins, Mabel 
Mayfield, Emma Barlow, Kathleen 
Cummings, Grace James, Mitylene Vil- 
dibill, Willa Deane Holder, Bill Slone, 
Mildred Kealrey, Mamie Carmichael, 
Annie Holt Young, Mildred Britton, 
Florence Guyton, Colene Hamilton, 
Lena Harris, Madge Jacobs, Agnes 
Stewart, Gertrude Patterson, Hazel 
Black, Edith Adams, Inez Ray, Alene 
Lecroy, Jimmie Nelle Branyon; Miss 
Sara Apperson, chaperone. 

On Friday the same girls decided to 
have a candy-making completely "out 
of the kitchen." The candy was good 
and the good old songs around the 
camp fire made the outdoor party in- 
deed novel. It was reported once that 
the spring was on fire, but this was 
all a false alarm. Miss Tabor was 
also a member of the Little Spring's 

And to answer the question asked 
almost daily around Montevallo, 
"Where is our dandy forward, old Lil 
Burleson?" She is teaching Voca- 
tional Home Economics in the Berry 
High School. 

Kathleen Arnold is one of the fac- 
ulty in the Agricultural School at Line- 
ville. One of the teachers there said 
in regard to her work, "She knows 
what she's supposed to teach, and she 
means business." 

Dutch Watts, whose sign, "It's not 
the team alone that can win that 
game, but the spirit behind that team" 
held the eyes of all Montevallo last 
year during the basket ball season, is 
now doing welfare work in Alexander 


A series of social events was given 
by the Philomathic Club during "Rush 
Week." The initiative party was a 
weiner roast on the hillside back of 
the log cabin, Monday night, October 
13. The guests arrived long before 
dusk and divided into little groups, 
some playing bridge, others played on 
"ukes," while the "woodmen of the 
world" gathered sticks for a fire. 
Then a big bonfire furnished light as 
they gathered around it, toasting 
marshmallows and weiners. 

On Tuesday evening the Philo- 
mathic Club was hostess for a feast 
at the club house. The club colors, 
green and white, were effectively used 
in decorations. 

An improvised table was daintily 
laid for about forty guests. A wel- 
come toast was given by the president, 
Miss Mary Hill. Several of the tal- 
ented members were entertaining by 
performing various stunts throughout 
the evening. 

The home of Miss Virginia Hen- 
drick was a scene of loveliness on 
Thursday afternoon, when she enter- 
tained the members of the Philomathic 
Club, and a few invited guests at 

The living room and dining room 
were thrown together. Here six tables 
were tastefully arranged. The Hal- 
loween idea was carried out in the 
decorations and refreshments. 

At the door to welcome the guests 
stood Miss Mary Hill, with Miss Hen- 


The high score was awarded to Miss 
Martha Orr, and the booby to Miss Sue 

At the close of the game an ice 
course was served. The guests attend- 
ing the various parties were.: Miss 
Myrtle Turbenville, Miss Martha Orr, 
Miss Althea Hughes, Miss Nathalie 
Hall, Miss Sue Dickey, Miss Kate Gail- 
lard, Miss Sara Binion, Miss Rosa 
Perry, Miss Julia Stroud, Miss Mary 
Wiley, Miss True Marble, Miss Mar- 
garet Coleman, Miss Dorothy Crabtree, 
Miss Roberta Bailey, Miss Virginia 
Barnes, Miss Katherine Morrison, Miss 
Newsinger, Miss Gibbs, Miss Glover. 

The Philomathic Club announces the 
following new honorary members: 
Miss Poly Gibbs, Miss Louise Glover 
and Miss Newsinger. 


The Pi Kappa Delta Club enter- 
tained at a reception at the Pioneer 
Tea Room Friday evening from 6 to 
7. During the evening Miss Mildred 
Brantley rendered a delightful vocal 
number, and Miss Anita King gave a 
reading entitled "Visitation." 

A delicious salad course and ice 
cream and cake were served to Misses 
Frances Freeland, Frances Hightower, 
Dorothy Knowles, Lucile, Lucile, Tom- 
mie and Ruby Jo Snellgrove, Kather- 
ine Prentiss, Anita King, Mary Eve- 
lyn Clark, Maybelle May, Mildred 
Brantley, Ruth Griffin. The hostesses 
were Ruby Foster, Olene Johnson, 
Frances Seay, Georgia Jordan, Sophia 
Jordan and Hazel Jackson. 

Saturday afternoon the club will en- 
joy a picnic at "Big Springs" from 4 
to 6. 

The Store For College 

Candies, Drinks, Groceries: and 
"Gym" shoes 


Geo. Kroell 

Dealer in 

Dry Goods, Groceries, Notions, 
Shoes and Athletic Sweaters 

Montevallo, Ala. 

C. L. Meroney 
& Co. 


Montevallo, Alabama 

Drug Store 

Cold Drinks, Toilet 
Articles and Sundries 




Too ! 


Ruth L. — I see the restaurant ad- 
vertises pies like my mother used to 

Margaret — -Yes, I tried a piece today 
and judging from the size of the piece 
I got the lady must have heen the 
mother of a very large family. 

tingle — There's a right and wrong 
way to do a thing. 

Married — Yes; but a_ man generally 
saves time by doing the thing his 
vii'e's way. 

What yo' lak about dat big yaller 
g::I dat yo' is goin' ter pr'pose to? 

What I likes 'bout her? Why de 
way she works, boy. Dat gal am 
irdust'ous. ^S'he sho' am a bright 
future for any husband. 

No. 1 — Went too fast last night and 
~uess what happened? 
No. 2. — Pinched of course. 
No. 1 — No, slapped. 

English — What's the best way to 
make an Englishman happy in his old 

Ail-American — Tell him a joke when 
lie's young. 

Kappa — See that girl across the 

Sigma — Uh huh. 

Kappa — Venus had nothing on her. 

S'gma— Yeah, I know, but what's 
that got to do with the girl across 
the street? 



Whether ice plant grafted on a milk- 
weed would make ice cream? 

How farmers keep dust out of the 
potato's eyes? 

Can a detective solve garden plots? 

Why a farmer allows lambs to gam- 
ble on the green? 

Where people hide when bullrushes 

Will a farmer sow wild oats? 
Kind of straw farmers use to make 

Is a chicken house and eggplant the 
isame? — Gold and Black. 


Tatlier — Would you sooner have a 
little baby brother or sister? 

Eon — If it's immaterial to you I'll 
h; ve an ice cream cone. 

Hattie M — Did you know we all 
sprang from monkeys? 

Pete — Then you must have forgot- 
ten to jump. 

Favorite song of the ducks: Waddle 
I do. 

Ruth P. — I wish to enlarge my vo- 
cabulary. Would you advise me to 
consult a dictionary? 

Mary W. — No, get married. 

D'nah, I shuah would lak to engrave 
my name on yo' heart. 

Oh, gwan niggah. Don't you know 
as how it takes a diamond to do any 
engravin' ? 

Kat Parker — Find the old burg 
changed much? 

Annie John — Well, they had one 
new local pos.t card. 

Ina Mae— Why is it that a red- 
haired woman always marries a meek 

Alice P>. — She doesn't! He just gets 
that way. 

Men are known by the company 
they kaep. Wqman by the clothes 
they keep on wearing. 

Alleen — There's one thing about 
me, when asked to sing I don't say I 
can't, I just go ahead. 

E'mma L. — I see. And let them find 
it out for themselves. 

Friend — Why did you kill your 

Hubby — She said she wanted a 

Mary R. — Didja ever see Sara 
Bernahrdt in "Camille?" 

Made P. — New, but I seen her in 
J*aris onct. 

*£ara Gt (craving excitement) — Let's 
blow up the school. 

Lulie B. — Let's do! I've got a fire 

Anny May — What prophet in "the 
Bible is like Middlebrook? 

K. Mc. — Don't know. 

Anny May — Moses. 

K — I don't understand. 

.Anny May— Well drop brook and 
change iddle to oses and you'll have 
it. Very clever isn't it? 

K— Yes! Very! 

The reason "corn" has such a kick 
to t is because they shock it in the 

The cooing stops with the honey- 
moon, but the billing goes on forever. 

Little Sis — Would a long pair of 
stocking hold all you want for Christ- 

Old Maid — No, but a pair of socks 

• Alice M. — I enjoyed her singing im- 
mensely. Everybody thought she had 
a large repertoire. 

G'rlie — Yes, and that dress she wore 
made it look worse. 

Lucile— I wouldn't marry you if you 
were the last man on earth. 

Mack — Of course you wouldn't. 
You'd get killed in the rush. 

• Ina Mae (at football game) — Hold 
'em Potter, I know you can. 

Kathleen Mc. — They must have had 
dress suits in Bible times. 

Aileen — How come? 

K. M. — It says in the Bible that 
"He rent his clothes." 

Winnie — I've got to go up and get 
my beauty sleep. 

Fluff — Goodbye forever! 

B. F. — I'm half inclined to kiss you. 

Helen G. — How stupid of me. I 
thought you were merely round 

Alxe M. — You know the proof of 
pudding is in the eating. 

Bi.l — Yes, dear. But remember I'm 
no test tube. 

Waitress — It looks like rain. 
Boy — Yes, but it tastes like soap. 

Krazy — My great grandfather was 
-.lightly wounded in the battle of 

Kat — Aha — half shot, I s'pose. 

Alice B— When Charley found that 
lip, stick at the dance how did he 
know it was mine? 

True— Recognized the taste. 

Lulie B— Pardon me, I was buried 
::i thought. 

Miss Hook — Awful shallow grave, 
wasn't it? 

Anny May— Why did you fall for 

Claude — Your line was enuf to trip 

Old Lady — Are you content to walk 
from door to door begging for your 

Tramp — No'm, many's the time I 
wish't I had a car. 

Ruth L. — I have a great idea! 
Margaret G. — Well be good to it. 
It's in a strange p'ace. 

Frances S. — We are held on the 
earth by the law of gravity. 

Kat Angle — Well how did we stick 
on before the law was passed? 

Date: "I never gissed a girl before 
in my life." 

Datest: "Well, get away from me. 
I'm not running a Prep, school." 



The Tutwiler Club announces the 
following pledges: Miss Alice Also- 
brook, of LaGrange, Ga.; Miss Mary 
Elizabeth Moody, of Piedmont, Ala. ; 
Miss Isma Long, of Hurtsboro; Miss 
Mary Wiley and Miss Elizabeth Keller, 
of Union Springs; Miss aKthleen Mc- 
Cormick, of Center, Ala.; Miss Dor- 
othy Motley, of Chicago, 111.; Miss 
Margaret Coleman, Miss True Marble, 
Miss Nan Holland, Miss Claudia Slade 
and Miss Margaret Grayson, all of Mo- 
bile, Ala. 



Montevallo, Ala. 

What kind of a Big Sister are you? 

First of all, have you looked up your 
little sister? 

Did you help her with her registra- 
tion, and with her schedule? 

Do you take her to Y. W.? 

Are you helping her to meet girls 
and make friends? 

Are you telling her the college tra- 

Is your sense of honor high enough 
to be an example to her? 

Do you go to church with her? 

Are you telling her the things of 
interest on the campus? 

Are you helping her to make fac- 
ulty members her friends? 

Are you showing her the sources of 
fun within our reach? 

Do you take her to prayer meeting? 

What do you encourage her to think 
about chapel? 

Are you helping her to get rid of 
that occasional lump in her throat? 

Are you being her friend? 

Can she see in your life that Jesus 
is your ideal? — Selected. 


Do you like to be surprised, amused 
and learn something all at one time? 
If so, then you'll certainly enjoy hear- 
ing the "Bird Man." 

On Monday evening, October 27, Ala- 
bama College is offering a unique at- 
traction in Charles Crawford Gorst. 
Mr. Gorst has given years of his life 
to the study of birds and their songs 
and has perfected the reproduction of 
more than six hundred songs of more 
than two hundred birds. Thus his title, 
"The Bird Man." 

He is recognized as one of the great 
naturalists of the country, and is a 
well-known member of the American 
Ornithologists' Union, the National As- 
sociate of Audubon Societies, and 
other leading organizations of natural- 
ists. His accomplishments and his 
lectures hear the unstinted endorse- 
ment of such men as the late John 
Burroughs, T. Gilbert Pearson, secre- 
tary of the National Audubon Society, 
and others as prominent 

The purpose of Mr. Gorst's lectures 
is to awaken the interest of the people 
in bird-life. There are few in this 
busy world of today who take time 
to notice, let alone think about the 
beautiful feathered songsters who find 
their way even into the crowded cities, 
and are abundant in the open spaces 
of the country. 

The marvelous reproductions of bird- 
sounds as perfected by Mr. Gorst never 
fail to produce the question: "How 
does he do it?" It is neither singing 
nor whistling, but a bird-like note pro- 
duced in the mouth and broken into 
20-tons variations by the diaphragm, 
learynx, soft-palate, tongue, teeth and 
lips. He has worked on this accom- 
plishment since eight years of age, 
when he first tried to imitate the song 
of the lark-bunting on the sunny hill 
tops near his home in Nebraska. It 
is his own discovery, and althoguh he 
has tried to teach it to others, he has 
been unable to do so. 

The lecture is illustrated by en- 
larged paintings of the birds about 
which he talks and whose songs he 

By Ina Mae Malone 

Mary Catherine does not know 
where L. S. U. is, but she really thinks 
that it is somewhere in Louisiana. 

Ann Jones says that Balkan pillow 
is simply irregating. 

How can "Chink" Fuquay expect to 
pass an eye test unless she is one of 
those few persons who can see with 
their eyes closed. 

In discussing the customs of the ro- 
mantic period in comparison with 
those of today, Miss Monk brought 
out the point that in those days men 
considered kissing the most courteous 
form of greeting. She said, "Men of 
today never kiss — er-er — that is, never 
kiss each other. 

In a letter home, Mr. Kelly said that 
we get up so early up here that Miss 
Irving in her breakfast blessing gives 
thanks for the rest of the night. 

Perhaps it would be nicer if some 
of us would pay rent for standing 
room in front of our P. O. box, rather 
than rent on the empty box. 

Where is the freshman who wants 
to meet the Bachelor of Arts? 

Few girls are as bad as they are 
painted, or as white as they are pow- 

While studying English literature 
Joyce said to Helen Gray: "I have the 
Anglo-Saxon period, but I haven't a 
date for it." 

Helen Gray: "I'll see if I can help 
you get one." 

Kindness goes a long way lots of 
times when it ought to stay at home. 

If you want to forget all the rest 
of your troubles wear tight shoes. 

Kat says her ideal man is one who 
is clever enough to make money and 
foolish enough to spend it. 

Lucille, my dear, the reason you can 
never find a pin is that they are al- 
ways pointed in one direction and 
headed in another. 

You had better hurry, Marion, you'll 
be late to the picnic. 

No I won't; I have the food! 
Kat Leath's Soliloquay 

Let me see. Now Solomon was the 
one who had a hundred wives. Yes 
that's right. Then it was he who said 
"Give me liberty or give me death." 
Now I have that much straight. 

The lecturer stated quite emphati- 
cally that every woman should have a 
vote. K. McCormick whispered to the 
girl sitting beside her, "I'd much 
rather have a voter." 

Hattie (to shoemaker) — If you had a 
sore toe what would you do? 

Shoemaker — I'd go barefooted. 


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Dry Goods, Shoes, Millinery 
and Ready-to-Wear 

Montevallo, Alabama 

Mrs. U. R. A. DullQiie,. 
Frogville, Ala. 
Dear Ma'am: 

I will write you a few lines to tell 
you how I am getting along in college. 
I got here last night sate and sound, 
but it shore is a wonder. When I 
got off the train some little gal grab- 
bed my suitcase. I told her to put 
my suitcase down and mind her own. 
She said she was a Y. W. C. A., or 
something like that, but I held my 
suitcase myself after that. There was 
lots of girls got off the train, and one 
of them asked me if I was a "Rat." 
I told her know, indeed, I wasn't no 
"Rat," and nobody better not call me 
one either, 'cause I was liable to be 
a cat if they did. 

When we got to the dormitory some 
of the girls hollered till they almost 
cried, and grabbed another girl around 
the neck and kissed her. I thought 
that was the way to do, so I grabbed 
one, but I guess she was a new girl 
too, and didn't catch on as quick as I 
do. You know I always was good at 
catching on. Some little gal asked 
me what my name was. I told her 
"Ima Dullone," and she looked like 
he didn't much believe it. Then she 
said she would show me to my room. 
I unpacked my trunk and my room- 
mate hasn't come. 

There is a great big tin thing out- 
side my room. I asked some gal what 
that was for, and she said it was to 
put trash in. I went back and got 
some trash and threw in it, and some 
other little gal saw me, and laughed 
and laughed. I commenced laughing 
too, but I didn't see anything funny, 
but that little gal said, "Child that 
ain't for trash! It's the fire exkape." 
Well, mama, maybe it is, but I don't 
see how no fire can exkape through 
that thing. I told her it looked like a 
smoke stack to me. 

We have real good things to eat 
This morning I told the teacher tt 
pass me some more .biscuits. Om 
little gal asked me if she could havf 
one. I told her I guess she could as 
they were as much her's as they weH 
mine. They all laughed, but I didn' 
see anything funny. Do you, Mama? 

Say Mama, what kind of plank is 
zeccatine board. Every time I tun 
round I hear something about a zecca 
tine board. I want to see one. 

I had to go get my skedule made oul 
today, and they said I'd hafto take en- 
trance examination, and if I didn] 
pass I'd hafto go back home. Well, 
I'll take them tomorrow, and I don't 
much care if I do go back home. It's 
nice to be off in a big town like Monte- 
vallo, but Frogville is big enough for 

I'll write you again tomorrow. 
Your loving daughter, 

P. S. — Tell Mary, Maggie, Donie 
Johnnie, Jake and all the rest to write 
to me. 

Aleph Sadhe Club announces the fol- 
lowing pledges: Elizabeth Graves, 
Eloise Dorman, Esther Reagan, Sadie 
Pouncey, Verdie Strickland, Gladys 
Richardson, Thelma Holmes, Verta 
Mae Helm, B-ernice Green. 


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No. 3. 


Interest continue to grow in the 
Alabama College, according to reports 
from all sections of the state — more 
than 4,000 subscribers to the fund are 
already on the list and several hun- 
dred added each week. 

For the week ending October 25, 
$10,500 was added to the fund. Dis- 
tributions by counties, according to Di- 
rector Marmichael, is as follows: 

Calhoun, $600; Perry, $900; Escam- 
bia, $132.50; Wilcox, $120; Shelby, 
$240; Butler, $5; Coffee, $120; Coving- 
ton,; $120 Clarke, $20; Henry, $1,220; 
Houston, $480; Randolph, $1,325; Clay, 
$1,271; Jefferson, $465; Mobile, $440; 
Century, Fla., $360; miscellaneous, 



To the Students of Alabama College: 
The Y. W. C. A. announces a change 
in the Wednesday evening service. As 
you know it has been our custom to 
have our visiting speakers for Sunday 
evening. This year we shall have a 
distinguished speaker once a month 
on Wednesday evening. Our Sunday 
evening programs will be as strong 
as we can make them. We shall have 
many invited speakers for the Sunday 
service. But once a month the Wed- 
nesday service will be one of espe- 
cial significance. For these meetings 
we are inviting leading ministers of 
this section. aro busy men — 
too busy with their church work on 
Sunday to come to us on that day. 
We want to hear them, and so we are 
arranging these mid-week services. 
Too, we believe the devotional serv- 
ice in the midst of our busy week will 
prove a great spiritual gain. Bach 
speaker will choose his own subject 
and so his talk will contain the mes- 
sage he wishes to give us. 

Leaving their own work and com- 
ing to us will be an expression of the 
interest these ministers feel in us as 
students. Our attendance will show 
our appreciation of their visit to us. 
Come to the meetings. Bring your 
room mate. Speak to the minister 
after the service. He will be here be- 
cause he wanted to come to see us. 

There will be a special musical pro- 
gram with each service. 

"I have come that you may have 
life, and that you may have it more 

Announcement has been made here 
concerning the Prize Essay Contest 
conducted by the American Chemical 
Society and open this year to college 

The essays may be written on one 
of the following subjects: 

The Relation of Chemistry to Health 
and Disease. 

The Relation of Chemistry to the 
Enrichment of Life. 

The Relation of Chemistry to Agri- 
culture and Forestry. 

The Relation of Chemistry to Na- 
tional Defense. 

The Relation of Chemistry to the 

The Relation of Chemistry to the 
Development of an Industry as a Re- 
source of the United States. 

Students wishing to write on one 
of these subjects will find material to 
work with in the library. The spe- 
cial set of books sent out by the Amer- 
ican Chemical Society, to be used in 
connection with writing these essays, 
will be placed in the library. They 

Creative Chemistry— Slosson. 
The Future Independence and Prog- 
ress of American Medicine in the Age 
of Chemistry — American Chemical So- 
ciety Committee. 

Discovery, the Spirit and Service of 
Science. — Gregory. 

Life of Pasteur— Vallery Radot. 
Besides these boows, there are sev- 
eral scientific magazines in the li- 
brary that will be of help to the writer 
of an essay on any of the subjects. 
The chemistry department especially 
is interested in this contest and is anx- 
ious that as many students as possible 
may take part. Consult the Chemis- 
try Departmental Bulletin Board for 
explanation of prizes and other infor- 









Big rush in the staff office! The 
Plainsman just came in. It's not a 
new thing with our staff and they 
know a good thing before they read it 
if it bears the name of "Plainsman." 

Crimson and White, we welcome 
you. You hold a warm spot in the 
hearts of more than one fair damsel 
on our campus — so there's no reason 
to register surprise when I say that 
the staff has the well known symp- 
toms, too. 

The Alchemist is a sisterly interest 
to us. We might say, an older sister — 
because we are yet in our infancy. But 
if all our big sisters and brothers 
show us such good ways to grow as 
Brenau we'll soon have shortened our 

'Ray for Howard Crimson! We see 
so many familiar names and familiar 
faces on those eight pages that we 
feel "all uplifted like" just as though 
we'd had a big "ball session" with 
some of your students. 

An interesting and entertaining lec- 
ture was given at Alabama College, 
Monday evening, October 27, by Chas. 
Crcwford Gorst, "The Bird Man." Mr. 
Gorst is one of the leading naturalists 
of the country and ,in addition, is our 
greatest imitator of birds. His lecture, 
"Adventures in Snaring Song Birds," 
was full of interest. The first and last 
numbers on the program were whis- 
tling solos, given wiht the trills and 
calls of the birds, interwoven with the 
melody of the compositions, making a 
delightful effect. Mr. Gorst uses no 
artificial whistle in imitating the birds 
and as he went from one bird song to 
another, analyzing the songs, compar- 
ing them one with another and point- 
ing out the distinctions and differ- 
ences between the songs of closely re- 
lated birds, the audience showed their 
appreciation of his retentive memory, 
and his amazing skill at imitation, 
with frequent applause. He gave an 
account of many experiences with 
birds and showed how birds, in imi- 
tating the songs of other songsters, 
will take only as much of the song as 
will blend with the rhythm of their 
own song. The mocking bird was a 
striking example. Mr. Gorst has made 
charts showing the rise and fall of the 
bird voices in their songs. This scien 
tific aspect made it an evennig full of 
interest and instruction. 

Mr. Sharp: "What is all the noise 
I hear in the biology laboratory?" 

Mr. Kinnely: "That's the biology 
students rolling the bones." 

We see where a brunette took Pe 
roxide and dyed. 

The words, "Make Christ Campus 
Commander," have sounded and re- 
sounded through the ears and hearts 
of the 15 college girls, who, accompa- 
nied by Dean Ward and Rev. Currey, 
attended the Baptist Student Confer- 
ence in session at Judson College from 
October 24 to 26, inclusive. The con- 
ference was undertaken and promoted 
jointly by a student organization, of 
which Miss Georgine Coley,' of Judson, 
was president, and the Inter-Board 
Commission of the Southern Baptist 
Convention, with Mr. Frank H. 
Leavell, of Memphis, Tenn.,~as execu- 
tive secretary. 

Delegates were registered from the 
University, Auburn, Howard, Newton, 
Bridgeport, Eldridge, Alabama College, 
Judson College and the Marion Insti- 
tute, the number of visiting delegates 
totaling more than 200. 

The conference opened Friday night 
at 7 o'clock at the Siloam Baptist 
Church, with welcomes addresses 
made by Dr. E. V. Baldy, president of 
Judson College, and Dr. R. Kelley 
White, pastor of Siloam Baptist 
Church. A fervent and well delivered 
response came from Hiss Hazel Black, 
of Alabama College. 

Amung th<* srddsnt speakers on the 
program were delegates from every 
school represented at the Conference. 
The other speakers included such 
widely known religious leaders as Dr. 
J. P. Boone, Dallas; Dr. Robert G. Lee, 
New Orleans; Dr. John L. Hill, Nash- 
ville; Dr. George Lang, of the Univer- 
sity; Sec. D. F. Green, Baptist State 
Mission Board, Montgomery; Dr. J. W. 
Cammack, Birmingham; Dr. E. A. Ful- 
ler, Greenville, S. C; B. S. Ding, 
China and Louisville, and Dr. T. W. 
Ayres, Hwanghsien, China. 

Every student in attendance . was 
brought to personally realize the stu- 
dent task and its possibilities on the 
home campus. 

Steps were taken toward perfecting 
the State Baptist Student Conference. 
Miss Helen Hagood. of Alabama Col- 
lege, was elected vice president for 
the coming year. The next conference 
will be held at the University in 1925. 

The following girls attended the con- 
ference: Hazel Black, Helen Hagood, 
Una Franklin, Era Boyd, Thelma 
Holmes, Beatrice, Jones, Thelma Riley, 
Ruth Jones, Carmenita Greene, Ethel 
Thompson, Juanita Rogers, Nan Nell 
Frederick, Joyce Jackson, Fay Cotney 
and Pauline Currey. 

Mrs. Katherine Hopkins Chapman, 
of Selma, who is delivering a course 
of lectures at Alabama College on cre- 
ative prose writing, is also delivering, 
once a week, a general lectureon prac- 
tical features of prose writing. On 
Tuesday at the regular chapel period, 
she read an original unpublished story, 
entitled, "Sanctuaries." The scene is 
laid in Demopolis, Ala., and contains 
many interesting historical facts con- 
cerning the early French settlers at 
that place. The author illustrated in 
this story the real subject of her lec- 
ture, "Story Starts in Alabama His- 
tory." Mrs. Chapman has a charming 
way of presenting cold facts of every- 
day life in a very interesting manner, 
and she held her large audience at 
the closest attention while she read 
this very interesting story, which will 
probably be published this winter. 


The result of Miss Heinriah's visit 
to the college was the organization of 
the Junior League of Women voters 
held its first meeting Friday night, 
October 24, 1924. Irma Reeves, presi- 
dent, presided over the meeting and 
took the lead in putting the organiza- 
tion of the league before the new mem- 
bers. Business was attended to, in 
which dues and date of meeting were 

The president read several interest- 
ing articles, all tending to inspire in- 
terts in the members and enthusiasm 
for the success of the League. 

The second meeting is to be held 
November 14 and a special program 
will be rendered. 

Miss: "What happens when gold is 
exposed to air?" 

Major Staton: (after long reflection) 
"It is stolen." 

News item: "The 8-year-old son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Silas Parker was struck 
by a falling electric cable and badly 
burnt on the South Side." 

Ina Mae : "Hang it, I just missed a 

Annie May: "Who could have taken 

As it is Spoken 

Professor: "I have went. That's 
wrong, isn't it?" 
Joe: "Yes, sir." 

Professor: "Why is it wrong?" 
Joe: "Because you ain't went yet." 
—King College News. 


The opening concert of the artists' 
series at Alabama College was given 
Saturday evening, October 25, by John 
Powell, pianist. Mr. Powell is one of 
the most interesting artists before the 
public today, not only as a musician, 
but as a man of scholarly attainments 
in other fields. He is a pianist of 
• unusual ability and personality, and a 
' composer who has sensed the true 
American type in music, His home is 
in Virginia and it is fair to presume 
that only a Southerner could have 
caught the spirit of the music of the 
South as he has shown it in the "Banjo 
Picker," which, while it was the only 
composition of his on the program, 
made the audience demand that it be 
repeated, and left the wish that he bad 
given a group of his own compositions. 
His scholarly mind, linked with artis- 
tic ability, gives a finish to his playing 
which is unusual. Every phrase was 
worked out in detail in technique and 
interpretation, and there was very fine 
distinction in his clearness of tone. 
Besides his own number, which was 
received with so much enthusiasm, 
others well applauded were the Wald- 
stein sonata by Beethoven, which was 
given with splendid breadth of style, 
and the Chopin group, in which he was 
especially pleasing. 

The following was Mr. Powell's de- 
lightfully arranged program: 


Waldstein Sonata Beethoven 

Allegro con brio 

Introduzione — Adagio molto 
Rondon — Allegro moderato — 

Nocturne, C sharp minor Chopin 

Scherzo, C sharp minor Chopin 

Polonaise, A flat Chopin 


Three Country Dances Beethoven 

C major 
E flat major 
C major 

The Banjo Picker John Powell 

Turkey in the Straw David Guion 


Slumber Song... ....Liszt 

13th Hungarian Rhapsody Liszt 


Students of Alabama College were 
given an opportunity at the chapel pe- 
riod October 20 to express their pref- 
erence in regard to the nominees for 
President of the United States. The 
public speaking class, under the direc- 
tion of Miss Hood, had charge of this 
interesting program, which determined 
the trend of political opinion at the 
institution. The entire chapel period 
was given over to campaign speeches 
for the three candidates, Davis, Cool- 
idge and La Follette, and with the 
national election so close at hand, 
even the greenest rat became inter- 
ested in understanding, through these 
campaign speeches, the present politi- 
cal situation. Calvin Coolidge in the 
person of Lula Hawkins, was a most 
interesting and dignified speaker, and 
as he explained the platform, of his 
party, even the most hardened Demo- 
crats began to wonder just how they 
would cast their vote. The next can- 
didate to speak was John W. Davis, 
whom we at Alabama College know as 
Hazel Black. With his fiery oratory 
and his denunciation of the Republi- 
can Party and policies, he swept his 
timid audience off their feet and even 
the members of the faculty were swept 
before him. He was enthusiastically 
applauded by the great audience, when 
he at last took his seat in his usual 
majestic manner. Anne Jones as La 
Follette, who like Lochinvar and lots 
gather trouble, came to us out of the 
west— brought a most convincing and 
convicting campaign speech, which 
was eagerly embraced by the more 
broad-minded and progressive citizens 
of Alabama College. 

At the close of the program each 
student was asked to cast her vote 
for one of the candidates, and at lunch 
it was announced that Davis has been 
elected by an overwhelming majority. 
This vote was important, in that it 
served the same purpose in respect to 
student thought, as national magazine 
votes serve in respect to nation-wide 
opinion. Yes, we here at Alabama Col- 
lege are dyed-in-the-wool Democrats. 

He: (over the phone) "What time 
are you expecting me?" 

She: "I'm not expecting you at all." 

He: "Then I'll surprise you." 
Frances F.— Are you Scotch by birth? 

Sara G— No, by absorption. 

Exit of the Fins Escape 

"Hello, Mose, how long you all in 
jail fo?" 

"Three weeks." 

"What you done done?" 

"Jes' killed a man." 

"An' you all only got three weeks?" 

"Dat's all. Den they's going' to 
hang me." 

"Stockings?" said the salesman. 
"Yes madam. What number do you 


"Why, two, of course," replied the 
sweet young thing. — Burr. 

Boarding House Lady — Do you keep 
late hours? 

Gob — Naw, I give 'em away. 

The flower of the nation seems to 
be composed mainly of blooming 

The Doctor — "All you need is a little 
sun and air." 

The Patient — "Sir, how dare you." 
— Pelican. 

"What makes your feet so wet?"- 
"I've been wearing pumps." 

Margaret C— Have you even come 
across the man who could make you 
tremble and thrill in every fiber of 
being at his touch? 

Alleen — Yes, the dentist. 

Nat H. — What would you say to a 
tramp in the woods? 

"Mutt" — I wouldn't say anything, 
I'd run. 

"Marry me right away." 
"Oh, I couldn't do that. . Wait until 

Rent Regulation to End 

Washington— The end of govern- 
ment regulation of rents in the Dis- 
trict of Columbia appeared in sight 
when the District Supreme Court 
ruled that no emergency exists which 
makes a rent control act necessary. 




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"Be yourself" would be a glorious 
code for each of us to adopt. We are 
too easily attracted by the charm 
which others have developed instead 
of realizing that we, too, may have at 
least one of our own. Just because 
the other fellow has developed his 
charm earlier than we, is no sign that 
we should struggle with our whole 
character trying to imitate charac- 
teristics which are absolutely foreign 
to our make-up. If we could realize 
that God was wiser in dealing us our 
characteristics than we are in adopt- 
ing those of other people, it is evident 
that we would be wiser in showing 
the world what we are. Just because 
we can't have the blase air of Mae 
Murray, the envied grace of Pavlowa, 
the indifference of Coolidge, the style 
of Irene Castle or Beau Brummel, or 
the idealism of Shelley, do not lose 
faith in yourself. It is by the charac- 
teristic which is different that per- 
sons are attracted. Be yourself. 

Not only ought we be ourselves, but 
also ought we to be glad because we 
are ourselves. We don't stop to con- 
sider that we are normal spiritually, 
physically and mentally. If we were 
not ourselves we might be the young 
cripple across the way who depends 
on someone else for every trip out into 
the fresh air and sunshine. And it is 
not an inn jssibility that our mentality 
might fail us, and worst of all, we 
might have been an infidel or a pagan. 

Be yourself! Be glad you are your- 

Rella R.: "Say, Miss Punk just told 
us ill health always hits you in your 
weakest spot." 

A. Murphree: "I always wondered 
why you had so many headaches." 


Joe — What nice, soft hands you 

Joyce — That's because I wear 
gloves at night. 

Joe — Do you wear a hat, too? 

Rosa P. — I'm a little stiff from 

Panine Jo — I don't give a hoot where 
you're from — bend over that chair. 

Who are the best all around girls? 
Of course they are the girls who are 
developed in all three important 
ways: Spiritually, mentally, and 
physically. Take exercise and im- 
prove your health and the spiritual 
and mental development will be 

Hockey News 

Does anyone here know the weath 
erman personally, if so please tell 
him to send us some rain. Not no 
"swisher swasher," not no "gulley 
washer," but just some long "drizzly, 
drazzly" showers. Then we can be- 
bin — what? Hockey! 

A Freshman the other day wanted 
to know if they were b'uilding a ten- 
nis court in all that huge space. Yes 
it looks l:'ke golf and reminded her of 
tennis, yet it's more fun than all of 
those. Come play when that rain 

Did you hear about the Seniors? 
Well, they can put up a hockey team 
you bet— basket ball too. In fact they 
have up a hockey team, come all you 
who will — they'll hold you all— come 
learn the game. Much easier than 
basket ball, tennis, etc. Come hold 
those Seniors who are all on needles 
and pins to play. Juniors can put up 
a fine team too. So Sophomores and 
Freshies come out when the counsel- 
lor says — "allright, hockey season 
opens today." Get the rain, we'll get 
up the game. 

H iking 

Many interesting parties go on 
hikes every Thursday and Saturday 
afternoons. Do you know what lies 
behind the hills that surround the 
campus? How many miles can you 
walk without complaining of tired 
feet? In hiking as in other exercises, 
practice makes perfect. Your reputa- 
ion must be a good one as a hiker 
before you are eligible to camping 
parties. A committee is scouting the 
surrounding country for a suitable lo- 
cation of the Cabin. Get in practice 
on the short hikes. 

Knotty — Is the world flat or round? 
Head — Neither! 
Knotty— What is it then? 
Head — Crooked. 

Saint George. 

Vallie Rogers 

Ruth Parker 

Giant Blunderbore.-Marianna Thomas 

jack Mabel Connor 

Father Christmas Hazel Black 

Jester Hettie Huison 

Dr. Ball Lula Hawkins 

Morris Men Bill Smith, LucyHolt 

Irma Reaves, Lillian Burns 

The music was furnished by Misses 
Anne Jones and Helen Townsend. 

The next dramatization will be a 
scene from Shakespeare's "As You 
Like It." 


The Alabama Players are making 
a study of the development of the 
drama. At each meeting some scene 
or act is given which typifies the plays 
of the period being discussed. Quite 
a bit of interest and enthusiasm is 
being shown by the members of the 
club. At the last meeting a scene 
was kiven from a Saint George play of 
the Seventeenth Century. This was 
dramatized by the members of Miss 
Hooks' Dramatic Art Class. By spe- 
cial request it was given in chapel on 
Ocstober 30 with the following cast: 

King Alfred — Nena McDuffie 

King Cole Madge Jacobs 

Queen Joy Cawthorn 

Dragon Robbie Allen 


The class teams — everyone of them 
—have been and are working exceed- 
ingly hard. The class games will be 
played between sister classes, Satur- 
day, Thursday and Saturday before 
'he Thanksgiving Holidays. The 
'f'nal" being on the last Saturday. 
Won't "you" help to work up enthus- 
iasm in "your" class? Get the real 
spirit. And lets put more pep in the 
games this year than ever before. 

Miss Funk represented Alabama 
College at the Call Conference of Ala- 
bama Coaches of basket ball in Mont 
gomery. Th3 varsity has begun work 
on a two-court field, getting in shape 
to win the State championship. Let 
us do our part. 


The Calkin's Music Club is follow- 
ing a most interesting and instructive 
program this year in the study of mod- 
ern composers. At the meeting on 
October 24 a paper on Paderewski's 
early life was read by Miriam Ernst 
and one on his later life by Evalie 
Singleton, while Paderewski's "Minuet 
in G," played by Alice Mahler, gave 
an idea of the composer's work. 

Cecile Chamenade and Radimaninov 
were the subjects for discussion dur- 
ing the last meeting on October 31, 
and the following program was pre- 
sented : 

"Cecile Chaminade— Her Works" — 
Joyce Jackson. 

"Life of Cecile Chaminade" — Ruby 

"Outstanding Points of Rachmani- 
nov's Life" — Miriam Young. 

"Criticism or Rachmaninov's Works" 
— Alice Quarles. 

"Prelude" in C-sharp minor — on Vic- 

Bids to new members will not be 
sent out until the beginning of the 
new quarter; then it is expected that 
quite a few music students who are 
both interested and eligible will be 
taken in. 



Mr. K — What's the hardest subject? 
Therese — Geology, it's all about 

"That man has met with reverses." 
"You don't say?" 

"Yes, he backed his car into a ra- 

Elizabeth North — They say Shelby 
County is the wettest county in the 
state, but I declare its dry now: It 
hasn't rained since we've been here. 

Miss Irwin (in Inst. Manag. Class) — 
Do any of you girls know anything 
about hominy? 

Lt B. S. — Yes, my roommate takes a 
music course. 

Air ain't free. Every now and then 
you hear about a cry that rises and 
rents it. 

Actor (on stage) — Will you miss 

From Gallery — Not unless you dodge 
awfully good! 

"Home again! Home again! 
Alabama College for me." 

Miss Odelle Carmichael spent a de- 
lightful visit last week-end with her 
sister, Laura Carmichael. We are 
very sorry Odelle could not be with 
us this year. 

Miss Lena Yarbrough ate dinner 
with Colene Hamilton and Lena Har- 
ris last Saturday. 

Miss Mildred Thompson made an 
extended visit with her sister, Ethel, 
last week. 

Miss Edith Thomas, who is teaching 
at Plantersville and Miss Marion Hin- 
ton, of Bibb County High School, 
made a "pop call' with Katherine 
and Virginia Thomas last week. 

Miss Leula Mae Parsons spent last 
weekend with friends at Alabama 


The Castalian Club announces the 
following pledges: 

Lucy Stevens, Birmingham; Julia 
Stroud, Union Springs; Evelyn Nor- 
ris, Gadsden; Fannie Morton and 
Rosa Perry, Bessemer. 

All of us were glad to have Emma 
Lou Simms back for a week-end. 

Helen Fowlkes has been visiting 
riends at the college. She is one of 
our pledges of last year— and she's 
done some more "pledging" since 

Odelle Carnrchael spent Sunday 
with us. We all miss Odelle and the 
varsity team especially needs here. 
.Ve hope she can be in school again 

Lucy McCalley is spending the week 
n Birmingham, where she went with 
Miss Sales in interest of the Home 
Economics Department. 

It looks good to see Dionetta 
Kroell up here again and we wish she 
could stay longer than the week-end. 
Pledges— make your grades! 


Dionetta Kroll spent the past week- 
end at home. She is a busy teacher 
now; consequence, we see very little 
of her. 

Guests of the College on last week- 
end were: Joe Whitfield, George Tay- 
lor, E. E. Hall, Milton Jeter, Van 
Chunn, Fred Hammond, Jack Hendrix, 
Alvin Bird, Bill Henderson, Howard 
Couch, Danny Scarritt, Morris Jones, 
Theo De Loach, Eugene Dunn, Jack 
Hendrick, Wallace Strauton, B. D. 
Burke. Jr., B. Elliott, Walter Rozelle, 
Sam Gentry, Londis Williams, Alvin 
Lefkovits, Lewis DeBardeleben, Clin- 
ton Pritchett, Gerald Williams, Hof- 
ford Todd, Guy Burns, Clarence Cox, 
Andrew Hoskins, Shelton Dunn, 
Homer Walton, P. Harrison, T. Hig- 
gins, Dick Sanders, Hal Floyd, Harry 
Burns, T, L. Norrell, M. E., Bouss, 
Mims Morgan, Richard Korty, Lenton 
Selman and Enoch Morris. 

Treasure in Rubbish 

While cleaning accumulated rubbipn 
from the home of Catherine Rose i- 
herger, an aged woman living at Yor';, 
Pa., workmen found $1,161 and sou r, 
small change which the occupant of 
the house did not know she had. The 
money was found In stewpots and 
other containers mixed up with the 
rubbish. It has been deposited in a 
bank to the woman's name. 

The Di ning Room 

Helen had a little bear, 

She nearly lost her mind, 
The folks were surprised to see her 

With her little bear behind. 


Mrs. D. P. Walker 

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Candies, Fruits, Sandwiches, 
Groceresi and Vegetables 

We thank you. "Call Again. 

Compliments of 



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Carmenita Greene was hostess to a 
birthday feast on Friday night, Octo- 
ber 31, at 9:30 in honor of Frances 
Smith. The room was decorated with 
all things "Hallowe-eny," skeletons, 
pumpkins, witches, ghosts and goblins. 
The place cards were also in order 
with the evening. Instead of putting 
the names of the visitors on the cards, 
their favorite sayings wefe written on 
them and all had much fun "finding 
themselves as others hear them." The 
visitors enjoyed everything good to 
eat for everything was there. Those 
present at the party were Frances 
Smith, Mildred Gilchrist, Frances Gaff, 
Tad Martin, Tope Martin, Ruby San- 
ders, Carolyn Edwards, Edith Gil- 
christ,, Mitylene Vildibill, Hazel Black, 
Ruth Harrison, Marionette Loflin, Car- 
menita Greene. 


| Miss Frances Rosenblum represents 
the club at the Federation of Clubs 
for Women, which is being held at 
Greensboro, Ala., this week-end. We 
are expecting a wood report when she 

Miss Mildred Walker is in Birming- 
ham this week, assisting Miss Sales, 
head of the Home Economics Depart- 
ment, in demonstration work. 

Miss Ethyl Thompson attended the 
Students' Baptist Conference which 
was held at Judson College, Marion, 
Ala., last week-end. 

Miss Margaret Butler left Friday, 
October 31, for Montgomery, where 
she will spend week-end with friends 
and relatives. 

Miss Mildred Walker attended the. 
Y. W. C. A. training counsel which 
met at Auburn October 10. 

Miss Gladys Huey spent last week- 
end in Bessemer with relatives and 

Misses Lillian Mahone and Mildred 
Thompson, Mr. Welby Smith, Paul 
Snow and Earnest Dyer, of Bessemer, 
were the guests of Misses Ethyl 
Thompson and Gladys Huey on last 

Miss Ann Jones will have as her 
guest Mr. Hugh Reeves, of Anniston, 
on Sunday. 

Miss Ethyl Thompson is expecting 
as her guest, this week-end, Miss Edith 
Montgomery, of Warrior, Ala., former 
president of student body. She was 
much beloved and honored by all who 
knew her. 

Miss Etoile Barns was called home 
last Tuesday on business. We are ex- 
pecting her return soon. 

The eta Pi Delta Club announces 
pledges: Miss Nina Weaver, Talla- 
dega, Ala.; Miss Ann Arnold, of Al- 
bertville, Ala.; Misses Gladys Wal- 
drope, Laura Johnson and Helen Vitch, 
of Bessemer, Ala.; Misses Harriet Hol- 
grove and Mary Noble, of Anniston, 
Ala.; Miss Lucile Snellgrove, of Boaz, 
Ala.; Miss Martha Grantham, of New- 
bern; Miss Jessie Sartain, of Jasper; 
Miss Etoile Barns, of Decatur, Ala., 
and Miss Alice Lyman, of Montevallo, 


The club house of the Philodendrois, 
better known as the "Log Cabin," has 
undergone extensive repairs during the 
last two weeks. Not only has it a 
new roof but also shutters, and a new 
floor for the porch. The members 
plan to have it an ideal forest home 
in a few days. The huge open fire- 
place hints to one candy-making, 
breakfasts and cozy living after school 
hours. The girls will certainly not let 
the suggestion pas unnoticed. 

Mr. T. S. Finley, a Scotchman, who 
lives in Ashland, Ala., and specializes 
in making all things unique, has made 
a bird house to be put up near the 
Log Cabin. The house has 11 rooms 
and is as comfortable and modern- 
looking as any human dwelling. The 
girls greatly appreciate the gift of Mr. 

They invite you to "stroll up" and 
see it sometime. 

Miss Mitylene Vildibill spent last 
week-end at her home in Birmingham. 

Miss Peachie Cummings had as her 
guest last Sunday her brother, Mr. 
Martin Cummings, of Tuscaloosa, and 
her friend, Mr. Donaldson Burke, from 

Mr. Arthur Seale, of University, was 
the guest of Miss Mildred" Britton on 
Sunday, November 2. 

Miss Mary Young spent several days 
recently in Birmingham, where her 
father was in the hospital. He is im- 
proving rapidly. 

Miss Hazel Black attended the Ala- 
bama Baptist Student Conference 
which met at Judson College October 

The best last, of course! The Phi- 
lodendrois are so very happy to an- 
nounce Miss Stone as their new fac- 
ulty advisor. 


Miss Hallie Greene, of Birmingham, 
spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday as 
the guest of Jessie Hobbs Morrison. 

Mary Sparks returned last week-end 
from a month of practice teaching at 

Katheryn McLendon surprised us by 
leaving on October 25 for her home 
in Goodwater. She is to be married 

Maude Boozer had as her visitor, for 
this past week-end, her mother from 

Ruth Jones went with her father 
through the country to Meridian, 
where she was called by the death of 
her nephew. 

The following were guests of Miss 
Margret Butler for the past week-end: 
Mr. Henry Long, of Montgomery; Miss 
Jane Butler, of Montgomery; Mr. Bob 
Butler, from Auburn. 

Peyton Hamilton, of Warrior, Aia., 
spent this past week-end with his sis- 
ter, Colene Hamilton. 

Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Terry and little 
daughter, Ernesteen, from Birming- 
ham, drove by Sunday afternoon to 
see their niece, Collene Hamilton. 

An informal tea was held Saturday 
night, October 25, in honor of Mr. 
Henry Long and Miss Jane Butler. 
Refreshments were enjoyed by the fol- 
lowing: Miss Jane Butler, Miss Mar- 
garet Butler, Mr. Henery Long, Hixon 
Conaway, Thresa Conaway, Minnie 
Jewel Rice, Venera Strickland, Nora 
Warren, Lena Harris, Colene Hamil- 

Miss Carrie Lee Abernathy, of Mont- 
gomery, spent last week-end as a guest 
at the College. 

7 Estelle Watters was called to her 
home on account of the death of her 
brother. Her cousin, Alice Watters, 
accompanied her home. 

We were all so sorry to know of Mrs. 
Reynolds' illness at the College In- 
firmary, from Sunday through Wednes- 
day, hut we are glad to see her out 

Day, of Thomaston, Miss Lois Rey- 
nolds and Miss Sara E:heridge, of 
Clio, Miss Rubie J. Snellgrove and 
Miss Tommie Snellgrove, of Boaz and 
Miss Ruth Gr:t'fin, of Moulton. 

Last Thursday afternoon a number 
of the Pi Kappa Delta girls decided 
to take advantage of the "afternoon 
off" and go hiking. After two and a 
half miles of hiking and jolly fun 
everybody was glad to stop and build 
up a campfire over which weiners, 
apples and marshmallows were 

When all the food was gone and the 
campfire was out we retraced our 
steps over the two and a half miles 
and got back to our "Alma Mater" 
just at six o'clock. 

Miss Frances Freeland spent last 
week-end at her home in Selma. 

We regret very much that Miss 
Bene Johnson wsa in the infirmary 
last week. 

Miss Maude Boozer had as her 
guests last week-end her mother, Mrs. 
W. E. Boozer, of Thomaston. 

Miss Velma Day will have as her 
guest her twin brother, Mr. Delma 
Day, of Birmingham. 


Nurse — It's a boy. 
Confirmed Golf Player — Hurray! A 



of Birmingham 


Ghosts, goblins and witches gath- 
ered around the cauldron in the aut- 
umn scenery of the club room. 

There was much merriment over 
the fortunes received from the witch 
and those present will never forget the 
ghost story and ghost remains. 

Refreshments consisted of tea, cakes 
and sandwiches and toasting of marsh- 
mallows by every one. 

Those present were: Leeta Orr, 
Caroline Thrash, Elizabeth Graves, 
Bernice Green, Eunice Matthews, An- 
nie Jones, Sadie Pouncey, Verdie 
Strickland, Eloise Larmon, Verta Mae 
Helm, Flossie Orr, Esther Reagan, 
Nellie White. 

The least at the club house Wed- 
nesday evening of last week was in 
honor of the birthday of Miss Lucyle 
Hook. A beautiful cake with birthday 
candles all lighted adorned the center 
of the spread. Place cards designated 
the plate of each member including 
the guests who were, Miss Hook, the 
honoree, Miss Marguerite Cope and 
Miss Helen Fowlkes. After every one 
had found their places Miss Hook 
blew one time to see how many years 
of single blessedness she was to have. 
Seven candles immediately ceased to 
glow. By that we judged that she is 
destjined to remain single for quite a 
while yet. 

A course of salads and sandwiches 
with hot coffee, was served which, 
along with the toasts and jokes furn- 
ished the fun. 

The Federation of Women's Clubs 
met in Greensboro, Alabama, October 
31. Miss Frances Selden, who is 
president of the Tutwiler Club rep- 
resented the club at the meeting. She 
remained in Greensboro several days 
after the meet'ng. 

Miss Winifred Castleman also at- 
; ended the Federation as a represent- 
ative of the Scribners Club. 

Miss Anny May Skinner, who has 
bee:: in the infirmary the past ten 
days on account of an infected bone 
In her leg, has somewhat recovered 
and is able to walk around. We hope 
that she will continue to get better 
and very soon be able to resume her 

Miss Margaret Coleman, who was 
also an inmate in the infirmary all 
of last week has entirely recovered 
and is back in the dormitory to stay 
(she says). 

Miss Edith Stolenwerck and Miss 
Msnie Gray Love, of Greensboro, 
were guests of Winifred Castleman 
and Fluff Selden last week-end. 

Miss Helen Fowlkes, of Birming- 

ham, spent the past ten days at the 
college as the guest of Helen Gray 
McNeill and Kathryn Angle. 

Mrs. Kenneth Hammon (Jewell Par- 
due), former president of the Tut- 
wiler Club and Miss Mayo Pardue 
were visitors here during last week- 

Miss Martha Fuquay remained at 
home during part of last week on ac- 
count of illness. 

Mr. Damay Scarritt came up from 
Pensacola to see Miss Katheryn 
Angle last week-end. 

Miss Isma Long spent last week-end 
in Birmingham. 

Mrs. D. A. McNeill, from Talladega, 
was the week-end guest of her daugh- 
ter, Helen Gray, last week. During 
her visit Mrs. McNeill attended the 
concert given by John Powell. 

Miss Lulie B. Sandford was called 
to Sylacauga quite suddenly on ac- 
count of the serious condition of her 
grandfather, Mr. Ledbetter. 

Miss Alice Mahler spent last Wed- 
nesday and Thursday in Montgomery 
on business for the Technala. 

Miss Elizabeth Horsley has at last 
returned from her long month of prac- 
tice teaching in Columbiana and will 
resume along with her other work, 
the regular editing of our club news. 

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Miss Roberta Northup attended the 
fourth district convention o% Alabama 
Federated Woman's Clubs in Greens- 
boro, representing the Philomathic 

Miss Geniane Turbberville spent Oc- 
tober 28 in Montgomery, where she 
Misses Nan Nell Frederick, Helen 

Hagood and Joyce Jackson have re- 
turned from Marion, where they at- 
went to securs adds for the Technala. 

Mrs. G. O. Dickey was the week-end 
guest of her daughter, Sue. 
tended the Baptist Students Confer- 

Miss Louise Lathan attended the 
opening dances at Marion Institute 
last week-end. 

Miss Mary Hill has returned from 
a visit to her home in Benton. 

The Pi Kappa B : ta Club has the 
pleasure of announcing the following 
pledges: Miss Frances Freeland, Miss 
Alice Green, Miss Gertrude Broadway, 
Miss Catherine Prentiss, of Selma, 
Miss Maude Boozer and Miss Velma 

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"I never could take a good picture," 
said the robber as he cast a furtive 
glance at the handsome photograph. 

Mary Riley — Well, I passed math at 

Dumpy — Honestly? 
Mary Riley — What difference- does 
that wake? 

Knowing what everybody else thinks 
about us makes life more interesting; 
not knowing it makes life more en- 

Professor — Smith, spell professor. 
Freshman — P-r-o-f-f-e-s-s-o-r. 
Professor — Leave out one of the f's. 
Freshman — Which one? 


Dickery, dickery, dock! 

If you crave a neat little shock, 
Just enter a door without knocking 

Dickery, dickery, dock! 


The youth pleaded and pleaded, but 
to no avail. 

"Please, just this once?" he almost 

Her voice was firm, with not a sem- 
blance of a shake in it. 

"I said 'NO,' " she declared. 

"Aw, come on, please," fairly shout- 
ed the youth. 

"Positively NO," she answered him. 
This time her voice had a ring of an- 
ger in it. 

"Gee, mother, you were young once; 
lemme have the machine just this one 
time will yuh?" pleaded the lad. 


Mary Elizabeth Moody is quite dis- 
turbed over this idea of heridity, since 
she has an old-maid aunt. 


"Caroline, did you get that poem of 
Byron's out of an old English Litera- 

Caroline Hooper: "I don't know; it 
didn't look old." 

Would You Call It Color-Blind? 

Dorothy Maltby: "Why, Ina Mae, 
your hair looks red." 

The disappointed lover turned cynic. 
"It's no use," he moaned. "When God 
made Eve out of a rib he sure did pull 
a bone." 

"It must be love," they said as they 
saw her run to kiss him. 

"We know it's love," they said when 
they saw his face. 

Motorist — I've just turned turtle. 
Voice — Wrong number. Apply at the 

Sine — My roommate ate something 
on the Glee Club trip that poisoned 

Cosine — Croquette ? 

Sine — Not yet, but his pretty sick. 

In The Picture Show 

Toots Moody. "Alice, was that a soul 

Alice A.: "How do I know, I can't 
see their faces!" 

Toots: "Aw, I can from where I am 

K. McCormick: Did you know that 
a cricket makes the racket by rubbing 
his feet together? 

Kat Leath: Well, how does he sit 
on a limb? 

Miss Hook: With his front feet. 

Since Mildred Gwin finds herself un- 
able to cut the figure four, it has 
been wisely suggested that she cut 
the figure eight in two. 

Helen B. — Are you going to the 
dance tonight? 

Mabel L. — I haven't decided yet. Is 
it formal or can we wear our own 

Billy James: "Daddy, I bet I can do 
something you can't." 

Dr. James: "What is it, son?" 
Billy: "Grow." 

An automobile prospect decided not 
to buy a car on the grounds that it 
was too brutal. He heard one me- 
chanic say to a motorist: "You choked 
'er! Now throw her i . ge ur! Now 
step on 'er!" uOAL BIN. 

Martha T. — Good lands! ' How'd you 
get that black eye? 

Agnes — A guy cracked me with a 
ripe tomato. 

Matha T. — And it di that? 

Agnes — Yes, you see it had a can 
around it. 

Madge Page — Why are some trains 
so long? 

Eliz. G. — Because the engine is so 
far from the caboose it takes a lot of 
cars to connect them. 

Miss Sutphen wants to know if Bir- 
mingham-Southern is a railroad. 

irlie Holland's nightly prayer: "Dear 
Lord, I ack nothing for myself, only 
give my mother a son-in-law." 

The pillow slipped, the bed spread 
and my roommate was almost 
drowned. Hp "ell into the spring. — 

Drunk— Don't you think Gloria 
Swanson is good in "Wild Oats?" 
Ditto — Yes, that's her best cereal. 

Student to another: "Aw, shut up. 
You're the biggest fool I ever saw." 

Mr. Kelley: "Girls, don't forget I'm 
still in the room." 

It is to be regretted that Anny May 
Skinner, our most honorable and here- 
tofore highly respected editor-in-chief, 
has brought disgrace and shame upon 
herself by actually conversing with 
someone through the infirmary win- 
dow. Dr. Peck thinks the offense 
quite serious and gives as her final 
sentence. "More pills and less talk." 

Lucy Mc — What is that charming 
thing he is playing? 

Bobby Allen — A piano. 

Heard in Dormitory — My roommate 
is so cross-eyed she has to walk back- 
wards to keep from running into peo- 

Helen Mc (in dining hall) — Kat, 
there is sand in this bread. 

Kat Parker — Sure, tha's to keep the 
butter from sliding off. 

Nell Tyns — This place is monoton- 
ous. I'll be driven mild by night. 

Andrew Hoskins — May I come 
around this evening? 

Lillian Proutt (head of Honor 
Board) — Have you ever been before 
me before? 

No, your honor, but I saw a face 
that looked like your, and that was 
the picture of an English queen. 

You are excused — next. 

Ward — Do you remember where yo 
went ice skating? 
Dot M. — Yes, oh, my, yes. 

Katherine Leath, going to bed with 
a suitcase, writes; 

"Dear Daddy, send me $50. I'm in 
bed with the grip." 

The money came. 

"B." T. — I never saw such dreamy 

Mary H. — You never stayed up so 
late before. 


Nothing but Gifts 
Highest, $5.00 
Kodak Developing, Picture Framing, 

Party Favors and Prizes 
403 N. 20th St. Birmingham, Ala. 

Ethel D. — Guess what your room- 
mate said about you the other day. 
Julia T. — I haven't the least idea. 
Ethel — So she told you too? 

Convict — Are you in for life. 
Newly Arrived — Not me — just from 
now on. 

Miss Hook — That freshman's neck 
reminds me of a typewriter. 
Miss Glover — Howzat? 
Miss H. — It's Underwood. 

When in Birmingham 

visit the original 

$5 and $6 

Advance styles for the next 
season now being shown 


TWO PRICES ONLY, $5 and $6 

Mr. Kelly says when he first came 
up here he could not understand why 
the Music Hall was built so far away. 
But now he doesn's see why they did 
not put it farther away. 

In what way is a dog superior to 

He can always scent his master. 

Nat Hall wants to know how these 
Rats can be so dumb when she was 
so brilliant last year. 

Just a dab of powder, 
And then a dab of paint, 

Is bound to make you look 
A little like you ain't. 



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'Headquarters for Good Eats' 

We specialize in Ho-made 
Candy, Cakes, Pies and 

Phone 875 


Miss Alford: What books have help- 
ed you most? 

Elma O'Neil: My father's check- 

Taxi at Calera: "Miss, do you want 
to go to Montevallo?" 
Kat Angle: "No. I have to." 

A love-smitten youth asked his bach- 
elor friend if he thought a young man 
should propose to a girl on his knees. 

"If he doesn't, "replied the friend, 
"the girl should get of." 

East, drink and be merry, for to- 
morrow you must diet. 

Remember the trains were missed, 

On all those old trips we took. 
Remember how ke kere glad, dear, 
When that engineer gave us a look? 
Remember, for lack of money 
We almost went insane, 
And, also, remember honey, 
We'll do the same thing again. 

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and Ready-to-Wear 

Montevallo, Alabama 

Parrot Hat Shoppe 

1923 Second Ave. Phone Main 6048 

Even in 

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While in Birmingham 




1900 1st Ave. 

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for Everybody 

Barber Shop 

Specialty in Ladies' Hair 

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Vol. 2 



No. 4. 

The basket ball court was the scene 
k>i a bitter and keen contest, Satur- 
day afternoon, November 15, when the 
jFreshmen played their sister class, 
ithe Juniors. The Freshmen scored 
first. This added pep to the already 
["peppy" crowd. Lydia Finklea threw 
this goal. The Juniors scored next, 
^excitement mounted to fever heat 
[when the score board announced a tie. 
*Then, by two successive fouls the 
jJuniors gained two free throws. By 
this time the Freshmen were raging;, 
iand again they came up to expecta- 
tions — another goal was thrown. 
When the quarter was called the 
teams stood even. Another quarter 
^e^ded with the score 6-6. 

During the intervals between play 
;the sidelines literally ran wild. 

When the second half began the 
;Freshmen took the lead, and scored 
four successive goals, leaving the 
iscore 14-6. 

The line-up was as follows: 

Jumping center, Mabel . Preston; 
running center, Erie Sawyer • guard, 
Elizabeth Wetherly; guard, Grace 
Berriman; forward, Lydia Finklea; 
'forward, Louise Watson. 

The Freshmen regret that there 
[ was an accident, and are sincerely 
glad that Red Reeves, who suffered 
it was soon up and on the field again. 




Sunday night, November 9, the an- 
nual "Recognition Service" of the Y. 
?*W. C. A. whs held in Uie assembly 
hall, with an unusually large number 
of students taking part 

Lula Hawkins, president of the Y. 

■ W. C. A., led the service. The meet 
ing was opened by singing the hymn 
"Jesus, I Come," after which was a 
prayer. Miss Valse softly played fa 
miliar hymns on the violin during the 
period of silence after the prayer. 
Lula told of the meaning of member- 
ship in the Y. W. C.A. and the won- 
derful opportunity of being a torch- 
bearer for Jesus Christ. 

Lucy Stevens, chairman of the 
ireshman class, responded by lighting 
her own candle at the large one. She 
Tvas followed by all the girls present. 

In the dimly lighted hall where were 
-assembled so many young women, 
•eager for making their l'ght burn for 

■ Christ, there was a spirit and atmos- 
, phere of love for and co-operation 

"With each other and submission to the 
, Great Light which we follow. As 
"Follow the Gleam" was sung the 
girls, many of whom were dressed in 
■white, made their way outside, where 
«ach one secretly consecrated herself 

All Alabama College was enthusi- 
astic and boiling over with pep when 
the Senior-Sophomore basket ball 
game was called Saturday afternoon, 
the fifteenth of November. Freshmen 
supported the Seniors in their yells 
while the Sophomores and Juniors 
yelled together. Despite the hard 
playing of the Seniors the Sophs were 
easy victors with the score 54-5. Es- 
telle Broadway starred for the Sophs, 
rarely missing a goal. 

Every enthusiast was present with 
her ribbons of orange and white, or 
green and white, indicative of the 
class to which she belonged. The 
class banners were in evidence, and 
the field was roped off with the class 

No accidents occurred, and the 
game went off well from start to fin- 
ish, the Sophomores being unusually 
fast players. 

By the results of these games it 
was decided that the championship 
game to be played Saturday, Novem- 
ber the twenty-second, would be be- 
tween the Sophomores and Freshmen. 
The game is being keenly looked for- 
ward to, as the teams are very even- 
ly matched, and promising of a strong 

Keep up the pep! 





The Devereux Players staged two 
of their season's productions, "The 
Mumrny's Earring" and "The. Barber 
of Seville," the former at night, the 
other a matinee performance, at the 
auditorium of Alabama College, 1 - No- 
vember 8. Both were highly applauded 
by an appreciative audience. 

Zenital Graf assumed the leading 
role in both productions. Much of the 
success of the performances, however, 
was due to the other players, each of 
whom was unusually good and a mas 
ter of technique. 

The Devereux Players are warmly 
applauded at each appearance in Mon 
tevallo, and this season their produc- 
tions are better than usual. 

This was the third in the series of 
concerts, lectures and play)s to be 
rendered at Alabama College this year 
Each performance is keenly looked 
forward to, and so far it is the opinion 
of many that the series this year is 
better than any preceding. 

been to former recognition services, 
this was the more beautiful and im- 
pressive of all. It marked the close 
of the campaign for membership and 
the beginning of bigger and better Y. 
W. C. A. work at Alabama College. 



-bRoAd (AtALa . 

Armistice Day was- celebrated in 
Montevallo with exercises held at 
Alabama College at 11 o'clock with a 
large number of American Legion 
men and Confederates, in addition to 
the citizens of Montevallo and stu- 
dents of the college present. Classes 
were dismisse dat 10:30, at which time 
the girls formed a double line down 
the driveway along the east side of 
the compus, across in front of the dor- 
mitory, and down the west side to 
where the platform stood. 

The people of Montevallo, the ex 
soldiers and Confederates, D. A. R , 
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and public 
school-students formed an impressive 
parade, marching through the double 
file of college girls. 

The services were presided over by 
Dr. Head, an ex-service man. The 
program was begun by the singing of 
'America." Then followed a moment 
of silent prayer for the "absent sol- 
diers" who wade the supreme sacrifice 
on the bat tlefields of France. Invoca- 
tion was made by Rev. P. H. Car- 
michael; Miss Lucyle Hook, head of 
the Department of Expression, read a 
war poem. She held her audience 
spellbound and carried it with her to 
war-stricken France, where, as the 
American soldiers passed, the little boy 
wondered if they were "Dads" who, 
like his, had left their little boys at 

The address of welcome was made 
by Mayor Reid. He was followed by 
Miss Valse, who rendered a violin solo 
with the exqmsite finish that is typi- 
cally hers. 

Mr. Smith, president of fttf i Ex- 
change Club of Montevallo, introduced 
the «pcr.!:e~ -ef—tiw^, MtV 
Thompson, of Birmingham, who paiil ! 
a glowing tribute to »ur- government 1 
and exhorted us to conscientious pa 

The program was fittingly brought 
to a climax by the singing of "The 
Star-Spangled Banner," during which 
time the soldiers saluted "Old Glory" 
as she was raised on the campus flag- 

This was a county-wide event. It is 
hoped that these annual celebrations, 
of one of our most important holidays 
will grow in popularity in Shelby 
County, and that next year even a 
larger growd will witness the partici 



An unusually lajge and enthusiastic 
audience was present to hear Sascha 
Jacobsen, famous New York violinist 
in recital at Alabama College at eight 
o'clock Thursday evening, November 
13th. A Russian by birth, Jacobsen 
came to America as a boy. He has 
never returned to Europe to study, 
all his training being received from 
the New York masters. He shows 
wonderful powers of interpretation 
and expression; his technique is per- 
fect, and he secures unuslayy rich 
tone quality in his playing. 

This was Jacobsen's first appear- 
ance at Alabama College. He was 
given the heartiest ovation and was 
repeatedly encored. The artist re- 
sponded most graciously with delight- 
ful numbers. Perhaps the most gen- 
erally enjoyed and appreciated encore 
number was ' The Spanish Serenade," 
by Kreisler. Jacobsen ; played this 
with unusual grace and rythmn. 

The first recital number, perhaps 
the most difficult (Symphonie Espag- 
nol by Lalo) was one that portrayed 
more clearly than any other his mas- 
tery in his art. 

Edna Gockel Gussen, head of the 
Birmingham Conservatory of Music, 
and one of the leading musicians in 
the whole country was a sympathetic 

The following is the recital 
gram in full: 


Symphonie Espagnol 

Allegro non troppo 


Sybil Says 

Some girls are like a, wash day: 
Clothes, pins and a good line. 


Miss Jesse Herbbs Morrison is in 
Selma visiting her parents before she 
goes to Columbiana to teach for sev- 
eral weeks. 

Miss Rebecca Webb spent Sunday 
with Miss Aimee Jack. 

Miss Jewel Jeffery was a guest of 
her sister at Woman's College last 


(a) Romance— Lachmaninoff. 

(b) Caprice — Weinawsky-Kreisler. 

(c) Molly On The Shore— Grainger. 

Lain Two Caprices Pazanani-Kreisler 

>: >\ itches' Dance Paganini-Kreisler 

On Wednesday night of this week 
we began our series of special pro 
grams in Y. W. C. A. Dr. E. W. Gam- 
ble, Rector of the Episcopal Church 
of Selma, spoke at this meeting. He 
gave us this idea to think upon: 

"That God existed within us, and 
was not a vague and far-distant Per- 

We were glad to see so many pres 
ent, because it proved t ous that you 
were really interested in making our 
Y. W. C. A. a bigger and better or- 
ganization. It is only by means o 
this splendid co operation that we can 
make these programs prove success- 



Miss Olivia Brock ha9 returned from 
Montgomery, where she attended the 
Alabama Tulare game. 

Miss Helen Herbert, of Demopolis, 
was the week-end guest of Miss Ro- 
berta Bailey. 

Miss Beryl Hosey has returned from 
her home at Bessemer. 

Miss Helen Hixon was the guest of 
Miss Dorothy Hixon for .several days 
last week. 

-Miss Helen Rumbley was called to 
her home at York by the illness of her 
father. We hope he is improving a*nd 
Helen will soon return. 

Miss Laura Prout, of Demopolis, was 
the guest of her niece, Miss Lillian 
Prout, for a few days last week. 


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"who's who" in the freshman class. 

we, the freshman class of alabama college, decided that we would let 
everybody know just who we were, accordingly, we held a mass meeting 
and chose our "who's who." the following were elected: 

he most beautiful dorothy maltby 

he most popular... 

i.he most representative., 
-he cutest 

he best athlete 

the smartest 

the most capable 

the most in love '_ 

the neatest 

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lucy stevens 

... .martha fuquay 
— wiynona rogers 
edith delchamps 
lucy stevens 

the most original . 

the biggest eater 

the best dancer.....: 

the best actress ^ 

the biggest Muff..; 

the most stylish......' 

the biggest flirt 

the wittiest 

the best cook 

the best musician ■_ 

the friendliest ... 

gertrude broadway 

— dorothy crabtree 

minnie barnes 

elizabeth elliot 

— - nina dantzler 

- — nina dantzler 

miriam gregg 

dorothy maltby 

— . nelle tyus 

madge page 

the perfect flapper.. 

......ruby britnell 

. lucy wood bachman 

— : nelle tyus 

mary noble 




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We see by tlje Ajchemist that Gaihs- 
ville, tool has had a' circus. Evidently 
then, Mdhtevailo is , not the only fair 
city that has had one .recently. The 
Brenair girls have been to the circus 9 , 
but we'll bet there weren't any more 
''pepped up" than the Alabama Col 
lege girls. 

Radio, radio, radio — what next in 
that line? Why, haven't you heard? 
Mercer is going to broadcast a uni- 
versity course, for which one can get 
college credit!. Let's tune in on Sta- 
tion WMAZ, and see how they "do it" 
at Mercer. . . ■ 

What : is this shocking news from 
Auburn? The Dean of Women at 
Woman's College recently wrote a let- 
ter to Auburn, requesting that the 
boys who came to the Auburn Tulane 
game in Montgomery, make engage 
ments with the fair daughters -of 
Woman's Collegs before calling. Evi- 
dently Alabama College isn't the only 
college that - has trouble with "last- 
minute" dates. At any rate Mrs. Rey- 
nolds has company in her misery! 

We see from the Crimson- White, 
that university has just held her fifth 
annual Home-Com'ng Day. We think 
that is a fine thing, don't you? Why 
can't Alabama College have o Home- 
coming Day? 

We, the Freshman class of Ala- 
bama College, have" learned in the 
' short time that we' have been here, 
to love and revere our Alma Mater. 
When we came, we were welcomed 
with open arms by all the old girls. 
Our "big sisters" were there to meet 
us, and help us through the trials of 
that first week. They helped us with 
our courses, showed us where to meet 
our various classes, guided us through 
all the vissicitudes of changing sched- 
', ules. They took us to meals, and 
'placed us near friends. Never will 
they know how much we appreciated 
those helping hands. 

Then, we were invited to a welcome 
party, where we became acquainted 
with all the old girls, and the faculty. 
That night we found out "who was 
who" at Alabama College. 

The Student Council entertained us 
next at a very enjoyable tea. "The 
getting acquainted" process was fin- 
ished by this time. Every Freshman 
had formed • her separate "crushes," 
and everybody was lovely to every- 
body else. 

In : every possible way, we were 
made to feel that we were an integral 
part of this institution, and that we 
each had a niche to fill. 

We counted it a great opportunity 
to be able to entertain the Student 
Body Halloween. It was a pleasure to 
be hostesses in our new home. 

And now, in behalf of all the Fresh- 
men let me thank the Alabamian 
staff for giving us this opportunity to 
show the stuff of which we are made. 
We hope that they will always count 
on the Freshmen to help them in any 
way possible. To the support of this 
organ, that speaks for the entire col- 
lege, we extend our heartiest co-op- 

You may count on the Freshmen! 


A Calendar Romance 

Our hero was the common sort, when 

all is said and done, 
He worked his head off daily and was 

out to get the MON. 
The reason for his diligence was 

common-place, 'tis true — 
He tried to swell his salary so it 

would suffice for TUE. 
And maybe that's the reason why one 

day he lost his head; and 
Falling on his knees, he cried: 
Oh ina'den, wilt thou WED. 
He may have thought this sudden, 

but it seemed not so to her, 
She lisped a quick acceptance and 

said forcibly, yeth, THUR. 
But when they went to keeping house 

he feared that he would die; 
For, oh, that modern maid could 

neither bake nor FRI. 
So on many occasions in a restaurant 

they SAT. 
-But he forgave her everything — as a 

• man, has always done, 
When , sjie presented him one day 

a bouncing bahy SUN. 

The Least 

By Una Franklin 

It was one of those bleak mornings 
that comes to plant .deeper the, de- 
spair in the hearts of suffering man- 
kind. The " chill November air was 
damp, and fog blinded the eyes of 
man, as he groped his way despond- 
ently through the grey, murky streets. 
It was in one those sections of New 
York, where the sun never Shines 
but that it reveales a sordid misery 
and a longing for life and hope: and 

And . as the sun rose cheerless that 
morning, there felt her way through 
the gloom of fog, a girl, half-clad, 
moaning. Where she was going, no 
one , knew, no one cared. Where she 
came from no pne wonde,re<jL, nor 
even dared think. But she '"dame, 
knocking her knees together, gritting 
her teeth, and with resolute courage 
passing on. The wind cut hr€» to the 
bone; the chill, foggy air pierced even 
the marrow; her strength seemed to 
fail her, for she grew weaker step by 
step and could hardly keep, on. But 
there gleamed in her eyes a sincere 
determination to conquer the cold 
that was fast overcoming her and to 
come at last to her goal. What that 
goal was she herself did not really 
know. It was a hazy dream lying in 
the distance, to which this day would 
but lead to the outer gate. 

And she kept on. 

As the dawn grew into day and 
the fog settled slightly, the cold but 
■ncreased; the streets seemed longer; 
hunger sapped her strength. Her 
pace grew less steady. Her frail 
arms, scarcely covered, long since 
blue from contact with the piercing 
cold, were now numb and hanging 
senseless at her sides. 

She stopped for a while in a baker's 
to warm, but was so overcome by the 
cold that the . heat was . oppressive 
and sickening. 

And she went on her way again. 

In a dismal room high up in a 
tumbling building in the thick of the 
tenement section there waited, anx- 
iously and patiently, a woman. Her 
angular, bony face was filled with 
traces of sorrow, sadness and the de- 
spair that is the lot of many who 
live in the poorer sections. But pa- 
tience dwelled there, too. Her frail, 
delicate frame was scarcely covered 
with clothing, and that so th'n and 
worn that it was but little protection. 

In her arms was a baby, pale, cold, 
crying. Around her sat children hold- 
ing their knees to their chins, in the 
hope of gaining warmth from the po- 
sition. They were all seated around 
a grate in which glowed a few coals — 
not enough to disperse warmth. 

Thus they lived in misery. 

In his ornate chair in the walnut 
panelled dining room" |of his Fifth 
Avenue town house, Norton Harring- 
ton was reading 'the- 4 morning paper. 

.We were glad to see the Howard 
Crimson. There were many interest 
ins things in it. At least we are not 
alone in our need for uniforms. How- 
ard has just purchased brand-new band 
uniforms. Don't you know they looked 
"dressed up"? Good luck to you, 

r, We see from the Watchman that 
Wesleyan College has an "Erskine 
Ramsey" in the person of Mr. R. J. 
Taylor. He has generdusly given 
$10fl,a00- recently to Wesleyan to sup- 
plement her endowment fund. Con- 
gratulations, Wesleyan! 

Heavens! Aren't, we glad that Ala- 
bama College isn't a co-educational 
college? If ii T-^-e^&juight have the 
same problem that is confronting 
Middle Tennessee State Normal, in 
Murfreesboro. Owing to the drought, 
and acute need for water, the boys at 
this normal- have organized an anti- 
shave association. Let us . forget that 
familiar air, "It Ain't >Gonna Rain No 
Mo' " and kneel in a word of prayer. 


Ever since the beginning of tl^. 
basket ball season, the Freshmen,; 
have been report itig ter practice in- 
large numbers. At the beginning!' 
.enough for nine teams Signed up to 
play. Gradually this number has 'di- 
minished, but we are protfd to be able 
to say that we have never lacked a 
sufficient number to make two teams 
in any- practice' game we have played 
this season, and very often have had 
some players to lean to otlter class 
teams. Finally, tie class team 'of 
sixteen members has been selected, 
and | was formally . presented : to the 
class in a meeting -on Wednesday, No- 
vember 12. The sixteen are as fol- 
lows: Forwards, Ruble Crews, Lea- 
nora Damrell, Lydia Finklea, Bernice 
Green, Louise Watson; centers, . Nina 
Dantzler, Margaret Davis, Catherine 
Prentiss, Mable Preston, Wynona 
Rogers (Captain), . Evie Sawyer; 
guards, Grace Berryman, Theo Hall, 
Juliet Hitchcock, Verdie Strickland, 
Elizabeth Weatherly. We don't know 
yet just which squad of six will be 
put on to represent the Freshman 
Class in the elimination games, but 
we do know that each one of that 
lucky six will do her best to put the 
Freshmen team on the map, and. to 
win a place for the team in the finals. 

To the following girls , who have al- 
ways been ready to substitute when 
our regular members met with mis- 
fortune, we, give , our .most hearty 
thanks, for we feel that they have 
contributed greatly to our .success: 
Emma Williams, Eugenia. Patton, 
Mary Gilllland, Vivian Alford, Allene 



mean both royalty and loyalty, each 
.meaning about the same as the oth- 

es^ Red and Green mean courage and 
constancy. Combining each class 
color with white indicates a flesire to. 
live up to the best mean'ng of the 
color. This ought to be an inspira- 
tion to all students, and knowing that 
their class colors will be carried on 
ought to bind the graduates more 
closely to the college. 


The colors of the different 
classes in Alabama College are as 
follows: Seniors, Green and White; 
Juniors, Red and White; Sophomores, 
Gold and White;; Freshmen,' Purple 
and White. 

We Freshmen bel'eve "that these 
are very good colors to keep in the 
college always. We adopted the 
Purple and White, last year's Senior 
colors, in order to .keep the colors 
in the school. We hope that next 
year's Freshmen will take up the 
Green and White, colors of the pres- 
ent. Seniors. In order to help out this 
plan, the Sophomore class has 
changed its colors from Gold and 
Black to Gold , and White. 

Our college colors, Purple and Gold, 

On the table glittering before him 
were evidences that he had break- 
fasted — rather sumptously. He was 
engrossed in - his own thoughts, the 
paper before him meaning nothing 
more than a biank. Nat'onal and in- 
ternational affairs interested him 
little, exceut as to their influence on 
commerce. And he was hardly inter- 
ested .in that now. He was luxuriously 
situated.. Should he never take in an. 
other penny he and his heirs for gen : 
erations away would have more than 

He unsonsciously read on. 

Hard-hearted he was considered, un- 
swerving in his principle, never to 
give to charity. 

His eyes glanced down the column. 
Unthinking still he read of the wants 
of the poor, of the distress that was 
prevailing in many sections of the 
city. He saw the plea for help, — food, 
clothing, consideration, on that 
Thanksgiving Day. 

Morn'ng passed. Noon came. 

Again Norton Harrington was 
seated at the table. Before him were 
spread the bounties of nature, delica- 
cies of a chef's creation, glittering 
silver and cutglass. Across the table 
beamed his wife, the look of divine 
contentment and happiness on her 

Like a thunderbolt the plea in the 
morning paper came to him. A pic- 
ture of contrast flitted before his 
eyes. This was his lot on earth — 
wealth, love, home, respect. On the 
other side — struggle, misery, dread, 

And why? 

'He remembered his boyhood of 
plenty and opportunity. He remem- 
bered a friend, worthy but unfortu- 
nate,, so far as the bulk of this world's 
goods are concerned: He pondered in 
reminiscence the events of that 
friend's life, and compared it with 
his own. ' i 

They had grown apart, Norton Har? 
rington gaining wdalth and influeficM 

the friend struggling for existence. 
The last he had heard of him was a 
year ago, when in a charity report 
he had read the name and address of 
his poor fellowman. 

A tear trickled down the face of the 
sturdy, stern man of the world.. The 
day should not pass until he had seen 
that friend if possible. 

Around a mean pine table, bare as 
to linen, there was grouped in another 
home the girl, still cold, and shiver- 
; ng, the woman, patient yet, ,the 
baby, crying still, the children hun- 
gry and disappointed. A bowl of po- 
tatoes boiled in the jackets, a loaf 
of hard, dry bread served as a Thanks 
giving repast. As the mother bowed 
her head to thank God for the food 
she could only cry. For unless help 
came not again could they thank Him 
Tor sustenance. The children, raven- 
ous, cried when all was gone, that 
they had not had enough. 
-Life was dark indeed. 

Four., hours later the , group was 
again shivering around the faint fire 
but another had increased the num- 
ber. For the king of commerce had 
come into the hovel of .the pauper, 
had gained a sad yet glorious experi- 
ence, had melted in- pity, on the 
threshold of want. What was said 
there no one remembered, what was 
done no one noticed. For an experi- 
ence and a blessing had come into 
their lives too. 

The old friend's family was helped, 
the door of opportunity was opened 
and as that bleak Thanksgiving Day 
passed two families were joyous and 

Dreams were peaceful that night. 
A mother dreamed of a home, where, 
though' the father was gone, happi- 
ness dwelled, and want was less pres- 
ent, where children were warm, well- 
fed, rosy-cheeked, and playful. 

Another dream was .of a day well 
spent, {t.deew well done, ..And into the 
dream vthere came . a _voice,^ like the 
voice II angel : ■ "Inasmuch as ye 
.have dotypit .unto one of the least of 
th'etie, '•my'-'%|eihren, ye -have done it 
unto me." 


Mrs. D. P. Walker 

Wooley & 

Montevallo, Alabama 

Candies, Fruits, Sandwiches, 
Groceresi and Vegetables 

We thank you. "Call Again." j 

Compliments of 



Latham Mercantile 

Candies, Fruits and Fancy 

Montevallo Ala. 

Service With a Smile I 



The Corner 







Mr. Charles _Qrr, ..of . Montgomery, 
j was a visitor to his sister, Miss Mar- 
\ tha Orr Sunday. 

( Miss Rebecca' Webb, of Blrming- 
! ham, an accomplished student, wljo 
1 attended school here last year, spent 
! the week-end as the guest of Miss 
■ Toodie Jack. 

Miss Alice ; Hungerford;, 'of Selma, 
| spent< Sunday with her sister, Miss 
\ Mary C. Hungerford. 
' Miss Edith Edmondson spent Tues 
; day n'ghi at her home in' Littleton. 
Miss Mary Hill spent last week-end 

in Brewton. 
j Mr. James Price, of Auburn, was 

the' guest of 'Miss Altliea Hughes. I 
[ Miss Suddie Long spent last week 

at home where she attended the wsd- 
I ding of her sister. 






,. .Mr... and Mrs, H A S. Thomjison. of 
\ Bessemer, motored down to Monte- 
. vallo to see their daughter, Ethel. 

The. .following "girls motored to Ca- 
\ lera Sunday afternoon: First layer, 
j Misses Laura Johnson, Frances Ros- 
| enblum, Frances Rapaport, Ethel 
j Thompson, and Frances Fox. Second 
{ layer, Misses Elizabeth Taylor, Helen 
! Allison, Jesse Sartian. Despite the 
; dust, a good time was had by all??? 
\ Mr. and Mrs. Waldrop and Miss 
\ Cora Waldrop, of Bessemer, were the 
|guests of Miss Gladys Waldrop. 
j Messrs. Sam Gentry, Landis WiO- 
; iams and Walter Razelle, of Talla- 
tdega, were the guests of Misses Har- 
Iriette Hargrave, Nina Weaver aiid 
|Mary Noble.. 

: Misses Laura Johnson, Ann Jone"s 
? <are engaged in the Sophomore drive 
ifor the. Jlfid . Cross.. . 
... Miss. ...Abbott. . McKmnpn, of Clan- 
!ton, was the week-end guest of Miss 
SEthel Thompson. 

; The announcement of Miss Xaura 
« tfohirson's ' engagement which ap- 
peared in Sunday's Birmingham News 
iwas . a Ju'sg.. alarm. 
! . Miss Elizabeth Taylor will spend 
the Thanksgiving holidays with her 
S'ster, Miss;.Agnes Talyor, in Tuske- 

« Misses Harriette Hargrave and 
Mary Noble will attend the Auburn- 
iTech game in Atlanta, Thanksgiving. 
- Misses Frances Rosenblum, and 
Frances Rapap.ort will attend the Ala- 
bama Georgia game in Birmingham, 

To the Zeta Pi Deltas — here's a toast 
For the wonderful success of the 

weiner roast! 
There were eats and girls, and a 
I , . moQnlight n ; ght-— 
And the big boh fire was a beautiful 

sight — 
The time was Saturday, 
The place — Big Spring 
The pep was plentiful 
And, another thing — 
We all raced bac kto a wonderful 
f .*•" ' show— . • - : ■ 

The noted company of Clifford 




Miss Malissa Snyder was soloist for 
the Glee Club of Pennsylvania Col- 
lege for the past week, where she was 
pne of the many guests of the fra- 
ternity house parties and enjoyed the 
Penny home-coming day and enter- 
tainments very much. 

Miss Margret Gay spent Halloween 
at her home in Gadsden where she 
attended one of the best dances of the 
season given by the Sun Club. 
i Miss Hetties Huison is spending the 
taonth teaching in' ColumDiana. 
[ Mr. George Evans was up for the 
■Jveek-end" to see his sister. Grace, 
Lucile Williams, and other friends. 



One of the most talked of enter- 
tainments ever given in Montevallo 
was the Buffet Supper given to the 
faculty and officers of the college and 
public school, by President and Mrs. 
Palmer on Friday night, November 7, 
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Guy B. 
Chamberlain. From what we can 
hear, it was wonderfully managed and 
beautifully served, -all coming away 
feeling that it was a lovely occasion. 

The whole lower floor of this beau- 
tiful home was thrown open, deco- 
rated with ivy and pine. The color 
scheme was yellow and green. The 
old English . manel in the reception 
room was grand,- clothed in pine, and 
silver candelabras with green and 
yellow lighted - candles, and with a 
mass of large yellow zinnias as a 

The porch was inclosed with shades 
and pines, in one corner of which de- 
licious frappe was served by Mrs. 
Marsh and Mrs. Sharp, both beauti- 
ful in evening gowns. 

The guests were then received at 
the do^r by Mrs. O. C. Carmichael, 
looking radiant in a black evening 
costume, and ushered in the reception 
room, .where they were met and 
given a cord'al hand shake by Presi- 
dent and Mrs. Palmer, and Mr. and 
Mrs. Chamberlain. After being 
shown upstairs, received by Winthrop 
and Lyle Chamberlain being relieved 
of their wraps, they returned to the 
first floor where they were directed 
to two beautifully appointed buffet 
tables, by Mr. Marsh and Mr. Kelly, 
and where. they were graciously and 
sumptuously served by Mrs. Nora 
Reynolds, Mrs. Ward and Dr. Peck at 
one table. Miss Sales, Miss Brooke 
and Miss Young at the other. 

The success of the supper was due 
in a great measure to the efficient 
help of Misses Sara Apperson and 
Irma Reeves. 

For the benefit of the students we 
are going into detail as to the lovely 
and beautifully appointed tables. 
Both were exactly alike, so we will 
describe only one. 

There was sliced turkey, sliced 
dressing, and cranberry sauce at one 
side of the table, with plates, silver 
and napkins to the right of the server. 
Hot rolls and b'scuit were placed on 
each side of the table. In the center 
of the table was a large silver vase 
with specimen chrysanthemums in it. 
Around this were four large single 
candlesticks, with yellow and green 
candles, celery, pickles, and stuffed 
olives in cut glass dishes. On tho 
opposite side of the table were peas 
in toast shells, also a large platter 
of potato chips. Individual oyster 
cocktai glasses wound around the 
table in the shape of a palm leaf. 

After the main course the guests 
were served with charlotte and angel 
food cake. 

Mrs. Heatfield, assisted by Miss 
Tilman gracefully dispensed hot 
coffee, mints, and cheese straws, in 
the sun parlor. 

* Misses Mary and Annie Holt Young 
^ere called home Wednesday on ac- 
count of the death of their father. 
Utmost sympathy is extended to them 
•?y all. 

Miss Clara Redden had as her guest 
Sunday Mr. Philip Alford, of Howard 
College. ' 

. Miss Madge JacoVhan' as fief guest 
last week her mother, brother and sis- 


Miss Colene Hamilton had as her 
guests last week-end^ Misses Gussie 
Collins, Irma Jackson and Mildred 
De Shayo. 

- Messrs. Austin Venable and Dan 
Thomas were the visitors of -Misses 
Lena Hains and Colene Hamilton 
Sunday. ' 

One of the most delightful events 
of the season was a spend-the-night 
party at the log-cabin last Saturday, 
night. A jolly crowd of twenty-six 
members and pledges with their 
j packs on their backs, and acconi- 
(.panied by the. Misses Stone, made. 
| their way to "the cabin where they' 
sat arouncL. the large, op,en fireplace, 
and toasted marshmallows, told; 
stories and played games until a late 
hour. Another enjoyable feature of 
the evening was the Virginia reel. 
The music was furnished by Madge 
Jacobs, Grace and Hazel Black, with: 
their guitar and ukele. Lap, who- 
considered himself as one. of the., 
crowd, kept faithful watch throughout 
the night. When morning dawned,' 

Mrs. R. C. -Keller and Miss Mabel 
Keller visited Miss Elizabeth Keller 
last week end. 

Misses Aleen and Claudia Slade had 
as their guests for the week-end their 
mother and sister. They considered it 
an unusual streak of good luck that 
the car took this opportunity to break 
down, so that the visitor got to stay 
a week longer than they had expected. 

Miss Helen Grey McNeil spent last 
weekend with her family in Talla 

Miss Katherine Angle spent the 
past week-end,- ; : n Anniston with her 

"Let's do something. Sometimes I'm 
so tired of going to town every after- 
noon. Just going to town, and that's 1 

■'Here's another, one who thinks the 
same, way.'-' 

"If variety is the spice of life, we'll 
have to do a little waking up around 
here before we can be termed 'spicy 
Let's go. somewhere, do something." 

And it came about that the above 
conversation led to an outing for the 
Tutwier girls one evening last week 
Every girl left the college as soon as 
she could get out of classes, and all 
met at Big Spring. Around a big bon 
fire the girls all sat cooking the sup 
per, and you may rest assured by the 
time the supper was ready; every girl 
had managed to raise up some kind 
of an appetite, and the supper was 
not slighted^not at all. 

Afterward: - "I feel lots better now. 
Why can't we do this ever so often ?" 

"Let's hurry up to the dormitory and 
dance a little before study hall. I 
feel so good I think I'll have to ; trip 
the fantastic toe. Good-night, every- 
body." ' m ass s 

The many friends' of Misses Kath- 
erine Angle and Helen Grey McNeil 
will regret to hear that they had to 
spend several days in the infirmary 
last week. 

We are glad to have Miss Anny May 
Skinner back with us, after being un 
der the care of her specialist in Mont- 
gomery for some time. 

Thursday afternoon a jolly bunch of 
girls -gathered at Big Springs to en- 
joy the hospitality of the Alpha Pi 
Omega Club'; A large fire was .lighted 
and .when it was just right coffee was 
made and wieners and marshmallows 
were toasted. 

All during the evening singing and 
game's were enjoyed. When the girls 
reached the dormitory each joined in 
saying they had had a good time. 

The Alpha P. Omega Club enter- 
tained at a tea Saturday evening at 
the .Pioneer .Tea Room. The long ta- 
ble in the center of the floor was cov- 
ered with gray and old rose paper, and 
there was an attractive jlace card at 
each plate. Dainty vases of flowers 
served as further decoration for the 
table. As the guests entered, each 
found her place at the table. 

After enjoying a salad and ice 
course they were given the following 
program: . 

Three musical numbers by members 
of the club, and a talk on "Welfare 
Work," which is the purpose of the 
club, by Miss Sutphen. 

The Alpha Pi Omega club has the 
pleasure of announcing the following 
pledges: Misses Kathryn Morrison, 
Caroline Middleton, Stella Bowling, 
Doherty Aycock, of Selma, Ala., and 
Roberta Bailey and Minnie Barnes, of 
Bemopolis, Ala. 

Miss Miriam Ernst had as her guest 
for the weekend her mother, Mrs. 
William O. Ernst, who is on her way 
to South Dakota, where they are mak- 
ing their home. 

Miss Kathryn Morrison had as her 
visitors on Armistice Day her family, 
who drove through the country from 
Selma. . : 

We are glad to see Anne Crosby out 
of the infirmary, after an illness of 
several days. 

Mr. Frank Green, of Birmingham, 
was the guest of Miss Doherty A/- 
cock Sunday. 


The following were guests of the 
college Sunday evening: . 

Mr. Frank Green to see Miss Dor- 
othy Aycock. 

Mr. Alvin Byrd to see Miss Ger- 
trude Broadway. 

Mr, Frank Mul.lins to see Miss Lu- 
cile Nelson. 

Mr. Otto Jones to see Miss Anne 

Mr. Ben Compton to see Miss Mi- 
r'pm G"f > ^ fr 

Mr. Bill Murphy to see Miss Cat 

Mr. Bull Wesley to see Miss Neel 

Mr. John Cole to see Miss Margaret 

Miss Clarence Long spent part of 
last week at he rhome in Gainsville, 
where her sister, Miss Janie Long, 
was married. 

We are sorry to learn that Miss 
Margaret Grayson sprained her ankle 
while practicing basket ball Friday. 

Miss Alice Lee Norton will arrive 
Saturday from Anniston, to be the 
guest of Miss Polly Gibbs and Miss 
Joyce Jackson. 

Miss Mary Hill spent last week-end 
at her home in Benton. 

M'ss Lucy May will leave Saturday 
for Birmingham to attend the Ala- 
bama-Centre game. 

Miss Alice Hungerford was the 
week end guest of her sister, Miss 
Mary Hungerford. 

Miss Decker and Miss Ross spent 
Saturday in Birmingham shopping. 



Mr. Thomas Earl Ballow, of Bir- 
mingham, was the guest of Miss Vel- 
ma Day Sunday. 

Mr. Clifford Boozer, of Birmingham 
spent last week-end in. Montevallo as 
the guest of his sister,. Maude. 

Mr. Frank Jones came down from 
Birmingham Sunday to see Miss 
Frances Freeland. 

Mr. Alvin -Byrd, of Columbiana, 
came over to see Miss Gertrude 
Broadway Sunday. 

Everybody in the Baptist Church 
last Sunday -wondered at the screams 
of delight heard on the street outside. 
Upon our retarri to the campus we 
found that Dr. and Mrs. Jordan and 
Dorothy had come to see Sophia and 

Miss Lillian Malone, a former stu- 
dent of Alabama College is the guest 
of Miss Ruby Foster for the week 


Miss Anne J. Haynes enjoyed a 
short visit to her parents in Columbi- 
ana last week. 

Miss Nana Horsley has returned 
from a visit to her parents in Birming- 

We are sorry to learn that Miss 
Frances Hightower had to have a ton- 
sil operation while in Montgomery. 
We hope she will soon be with uf 

Miss Elizabeth Ward spent the week 
end with Miss Agnes Hardy at her 
home in Newala. 

The Store For College 

Candies, Drinks, Groceries and 
"Gym" shoes 




Seen in room 381 and on the cam- 
pus—a blue suit! What'll we do? 

We are exceedingly glad to have 
Julia Stroud with us again after a 
week-end spent at her home in Union 



of Birmingham 

each member' awoke and joined in the 
delightful task of cooking breakfast. 
When breakfast was over, morning 
watch was held after which the crowd 
gathered together and made their way 
home, very tired but happy. 

Everyone is very glad to know that 
Hazel Black appears in the Who's 
Who four times this year. 

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For the Smart Foot 


Truly the Birmingham Home 
of Fifth Avenue Footwear" 

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1927 Third Avenue 

Geo. Kroell 

Dealer in 

Dry Goods, Groceries, Notions, 
Shoes and Athletic Sweaters 

Montevallo, Ala. 

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Montevallo, Alabama 

Cantilever Shoes 

For Comfort Lovers 

Many Colleges use Cantilever Shoes because they are shoes 
of quality, service and give more comfort to the feet, mind 
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We are equipped with the most modern means possible 
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by our experienced men, who have made a study of the feet. 

Visit us when in Birmingham at our NEW LOCATION, 
319 North 20th Street. 

Cantilever Shoe Store 

Next to Augusta Friedman's 

Drug Store 

Cold Drinks, Toilet 
Articles and Sundries 




Haoe Me 

Brown was making a visit to a girl 
who lived in the country, and they 
were walking through the fields when 
they noticed a cow and a calf rubbing 
noses in bovine love. 

He spoke up: "The right of that 
-makes me want to do the same thing." 

"Go ahead," she replied. "It's 
father's cow." 

Irate Doctor (shoving up the window 
to see what is causing the noise and 
rapping at his door) : "Well?" 

Voice (from below): "No; darned 

Helen: "Why doesn't Helen Davis 
want a regular burial?" 

Ellen: "Well, you see, she's been 
taking dairying so long that she would 
rather be cremated." 

Tragedy of the Dentist Chair 

Ah! a-aa-a-ah! Oh!!? Ow! Ow! 
Doc Ow! Ah! — Extracted. 

Hattie Lyman: If I give you this 
piece of cake you'll never return, will 

Roberta: Well, now, you know 
your cake better than I do. 


; A young lady who was being inter- 
viewed was asked: 
"Eo co-eds kiss?" 

"You'd be surprised," she remarked 
coyly, "how much goes on right under 
my nose." 

Francis L.: "Marriage is a great 
institution." . . 

Mabelle M.; "So's a penitentiary." 

Time Is Money 

Henry Ford has made $5 and started 
another man cussing while you were 
reading this. 

Generally speaking, girls are — gen- 
erally speaking. 

"I've come to see that old tub in the 

"O, mamma! Here's the doctor to 
see the cook." 

High Finance 

Rockefeller and Ford are apt to 
rate second and third after Katheryn 
Morrison is graduated: 

1. She received a stamped return 
post card. 

2. Erased the return address. 

3. Used the card to send away for 
a sample tube of So-and-so tooth 
paste. Then — 

4. Sold tooth paste to unsuspecting 


Nelle: "Kat, will you lend me a 
photo of yourself? I " 

Kat Leath: "Oh, 1 see. You want 
to send it to a boy who has never seen 
you, and make a hit." 

Nelle: "No, ma'am, I want to prove 
-to him that I'm not as good lookin' as 
I really am." 

A Society Note 

"Seen your wife lately?" 
"No, but the 'Times' says that she'll 
be heme some time in January." 

She lay there without a sound or 
movement. The hue of her face was a 
horrible, dirty gray. Ten minutes 
passed — twenty, thirty, forty. No noise 
broke the deathlike stillness. An hour 
passed by — 

. "Thank heavens!" she cried, "now I 
can take this complexion clay off." 

Fresh Remark 

Sophisticated Soph: "Catherine, re- 
member not to break any of those of- 
ficial busies." 

Catherine Ortmann: ''Oh! Are 
they glass?" 

Date: "Can I kiss you?" 

Dot Crabtree: "No, that is wrong." 

Date: "Why?" 

D. C: "You should say 'May I?'" 

Slim: "Bob burned a hole in his 

- Jim: "Did he have insurance?" 

Slim: "No, his coat-tail covered his 

loss." ' 

"It's high time," said Eudora, as she 
gazed up at the clock on the twenty- 
firsl story of the skycraper. 

"Oh, Nelle, your brother saw me kiss 
you! What shall I give him for hush 

"Oh, he usually gets 50 cents." 


By Nell Tyus 


Miss BlacKston in "Hinolya lab": 
"Now girls, give me your strict atten- 
tion! I have been unfortunate enough 
to forget my role book, so I want you 
all to remember to tell me next les- 
son if you were absent today. 

Think'ng would be the finest of 
arts had enough of the race possessed 
it. — Exchange. 

Red R.: "Tea, milk or coffee? 
Lillian Prout: "How many guesses 
do I get?" 

Mary, Does It Fit You? 

A flapper is a little bobbed-haired 
girl who paints, powders, rouges her 
lips and pencils her eyebrows and 
then says: "Clothes, I'm going to 
town. Want to hang on?" 

Elenor Hooper: "My roommate 
says that the latest poem I wrote made 
her heart miss a beat." 

Miriam Gregg: "Then we can't use 
it. We can't afford to print anything 
that will interfere with our circula- 

Rosa: "What make is your car?" 
He: "Ash." 

Rosa: "You must mean Nash." 
He: "No, Ash — second-hand Cole. 

Mr. Kelly: "What do you mean by 
such insolence? Are you in charge of 
this class or am I?" 

Martha (humbly) : "I know I'm not 
in charge, sir." 

Mr. K. : "Then, why do you act like 
a conceited ass?" 

Bozo: "My gal is mathematically 

Bimbo: "Yes, I noticed she had a 
mean proportion." 

Mr. Kennally: "Who made the first 

Stella Bowline: "Paul Revere." 

"Can you swim?" 

"Can I? Fellow, I used to be a traf- 
fic cop in Venice." 

He K n o ws 

Langley: "Daddy, what are cos- 

Father: "Cosmetics, my son, are 
peach preserves." 

Margaret Coleman wants to know 
why this edition is printed on green 



Beauty is indeed an art, and one of 
the finest arts known. This fact may 
be grasped by even those who are 
slowest of comprehension when we 
gaze upon the modern girl with her 
artistically rouged lips and cheeks 
and her dark, gracefully curved eye 
brows. Her complexion is the finest 
that can be had from the drug store, 
and is applied with the skill of an 
art'st. For is it not a work of art to 
transform a simple maiden into a dam- 
sel of undreamed loveliness? 

There is one thing which is quite 
peculiar about this gentle art of mak- 
ing up. This peculiarity is that so 
many of our girls- are so wonderfully 
skilled in the art. While the beauty 
parlors are crowded, yet there are 
scores and scores of young ladies who 
can make up their own beauty with 
the aid of a few simple accessories, 
such as the powder puff and lipstick. 

The art has been through various 
stages of development. We may trace 
it back through the ages. Even the 
ancient Egyptians had a startling 
knowledge of the' art. The graves of 
the Egyptian maidens have disclosed 
wonderful secrets, and various cosmet- 
ics used by them have been revealed. 
When we behold our grandmothers in 
the time of Martha Washington, with 
their powdered wigs and beauty spots, 
we know that they, too, had learned 
the art. But the period in which the 
most progress was made was the 
"Flapper Age." 

The art of making up has developed 
so rapidly during the ages that it sems 
to have reached perfection. It remains 
for tomorrow to tell what other im- 
provements can be made in this art. 

A Freshman 

First in peace, 

First in war, 

First to the dining-room 

First out the door. 

Heard in "Gym" 

Mary Wiley: "Oh, let us dance the 
next! I cannot stand sitting." 
Elizabeth K: "Who can?" 

"Nothing makes a lovesick girl feel 
better than to get a "special delivery" 
whether there is anything in it or 

Mary Noble says: 

Be yourself at all times 

'Cause you can't be anyone else. 

Alabama College consists of stu- 
dents, teachers, buildings, Freshmen, 
books, upperclassmen, Freshmen, 
rules, post office, Freshmen, the cat, 
Freshmen, "Lepp," (the dog), Fresh- 
men, mass meetings, Freshmen, 
Freshmen and Freshmen. 

Rah! Rah! Rah! 



-is for freedom which we have 

Oh! now I lay me down to sleep, 
I pray the "Lord my self to keep, 
From Soph, Juniors — and Seniors too 
For there's no telling what they'll do; 
And Oh! dear Lord, Lord I pray, 
Impress the teachers not to say 
"Remember you're in college now" 
'Cause we can't forget it anyhow. 
And before others come here, let 'em 

That college ain't what it's 'sposed 
to be. 

'Cause it make's no difference where 
we're at 

Somebody sneers, and says "she's a 
rat" — 

I'll 'try to stand it, but I implore 
Don't let me be a rat no more — 



Evelyn Norris: "Oh! I've got a date 
with Eddie Watson tonight. Must I 
wear a coat?" 

Wise senior: "No, you had better 
carry a fan." 




R — is for ready when dinner it sot. 
E— is for education we're trying to j ° g _7 _ e _ _ 

S— is for sarcasm which we have 

H — is for hard the times we have 

M — is for many the days we've been 

A — is for autos which never come 
round and 

N — is for nights when we can't 
make a sound. 

Nelle Tyus. 

Scheduled for an important class at 
eight o'clock, the lordly Soph crawls 
slowly, out of bed at exactly 1:15. She 
yawns, stretches, and then prepares 
to take out that Chinese puzzle known 
as cur papers. This she does very 
leisurely, often stopping to pluck a 
stary hair from her eyebrows, or to 
read to joke or so from Whiz Bang. 
However, she neglects no opportunity 
to "lower rate" her freshman room- 
mate for not hurrying on with her 

Thus slowly and with much delibe- 
ration the Soph makes her toilet, tak- 
ing at least five minutes to decide 
what sweater to wear, then choosing 
a blouse and skirt that will harmon- 
ize, then trying to get a tie the right 

I am going to give you a good lacing 
said the manager to the football. — 


Miriam Gregg without a smile. 
Kat Leath with black hair. 
Anne Johnson without her face pow- 

Frances Loften not talking. 

Madge Page without a piece of 
chewing gum. 

Cat Parker and Helen McMillan 
with 3 "call downs." 

Mabel Long before the student 

True Marble with bobbed hair. 
"Toots" Moody refusing food. 
Isma Long jumping a fence. 
Alice Alsobrook blushing. 
Why "Tootie" Jack doesn't like her 

Any school better than Alabama 
College and 
Who wrote this junk? 

Dedicated to You 

'Twas at a game of football 
Between two rising foes 
That first I gazed upon your face 
Your countenance to behold 
One lingering look, we both ex- 

Then downward I cast my eyes 
For love at first sight is not very 

But sweet as the summer skies. 
The game of ball is over dear 

but not the game of life 
And with two hearts as yours 

We'll win out in this strife. 

Nelle Tyus. 


Kanters Kash Store 

Dry Goods, Shoes, Millinery 
and Ready-to-Wear 

MontevaSo, Alabama 

Just as she is adding the finishing 
touches, in comes her room-mate, 
panting and gasping for breath. "I 
brought you this roll and bacon but 
I couldn't get you an orange — yes I 
got one — well then take it — sure I 
hurried, I ran all the way, even 
bumped into Dr. Bacote — but if I 
make it up now I will be late for class 
— oh yes, yes! I'll do it — anything 
rather than that! 

And such snatches of sentences as 
these the poor rat utters while she 
very diligently tries to make up her 
room-mates bed. 

At eight fifteen she scampers off to 
class and — well, a scolding was mild 
compared to what she got! 

But the Sohp still has not left her 
room — why should she worry about 
being late to class? 

She eats her breakfast slowly and 
then gathers up all of her stray hose, 
handkerchiefs, etc., that happen to 
need washing and places them in a 
chair for her roommate to wash — 
with a note pinned to them saying 
something to that effect. 

Then after searching leisurely for 
a book and pencil she strolls into 
class at eight thirty-five. 

"Only thirty-five minutes late! Not 
so bad," she says to herself. 

Of course the teacher understands, 
she only smiles and asks which chair 
she will have. 

Such is the life of the lordly Soph 
— oh, will the day ever come when I 
am no longer longer a "rat!" 

By Doherty Aycock. 



Montevallo, Ala. 

While in Birmingham 




1900 1st Ave. 

Dependable Merchandise 
for Everybody 

A member of the faculty has-^ug- 
gested that ivory and green be the 
freshman coldrs. 


Nothing but Gifts 
Highest, $5.00 
Kodak developing, Picture Framing, 

Party Favors and Prizes 
403 N. 20th St. Birmingham, Ala. 

When in Birmingham 

visit the original 

$5 and $6 

Advance styles for the next 
season now being shown 


TWO PRICES ONLY, $5 and $6 


'Headquarters for Good Eats" 

We specialize in Ho-made 
Gandy, Cakes, Pies and 

Phone 875 

Barber Shop 

Specialty in Ladies' Hair 

R. B. TATUM, Prop. 

F. W. Rogan 

Furniture, Paints, Var- 
nish and Candy 

Monetvallo, Ala. 

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"The Store That Is 

Montevallo, Ma. 


!Vol. 2. 



mmm in tie 



j One of the most exciting inter-class 
£ames ever staged at Alabama Col- 1 
lege was played November 22 be- | 
tween the Sophomores and Fresh- '• 
'men. The game was called at 3:30 ' 
ind the heated struggle with which 
line game started was kept up 
throughout the contest. Both teams 
fought valiantly for victory, neither 
Allowing the other to move their 
score more than one point ahead. 
Realizing that this score was to de- 
termine the class championship each 
team refused to give way to the other. 

The Sophomores being the cham- 
pions of last year were doped to be 
winners until the Freshmen displayed 
Jsuch splendid work in the game with 
Jthe Juniors. The never-say-dying pep 
displayed by supporters of both teams 
was nothing but a natural climax to 
'jthe season of suspense. 

The game was one dashing play 
'after another, seldom allowing the' 
forwards of either team a chance at ' 
the goal. Ruby Crews shot most of 
the goals for the Freshman while the 
j Sophomore score was about evenly 
j divided. The passwork between the 
Iguaids and centers on the upper class 
Iteam was outstanding. 
H" The two teams share the glory of 
Jchampionship this year and we are 
looking forward with intense enthus- 
iasm to the game between them next 
jyear. Since we are no nearer a con- 
clusion, as to which is stronger than 
we were before the game it is still 
"between the Sophs and Rats." 
The Sophomore lineup: 
Alma Clair Revels, forward; Es- 
■ telle Broadway, forward; Ibbie Jones, 
center; Mary Ellen Spinks, running 
center; Louise Tucker, guard; Ina 
'Mae Malone, guard. 

Margaret Grayson, captain of the 
Sophomore team suffered from a bad- 
i«ly sprained ankle and was unable to 
Play. In her absence Ibbie Jones 
iacted as captain. 
! Freshman line-up: 
j Ruby Crews, forward; Louise Wat- 
|son, forward; Wynona Rogers, cen- 
ter; Margaret Davis, running center; 
i Elizabeth Weatherly, guard; Grace 
jBerryman, guard. 

I Substitutes: Lydia Finkley, for 
Louise Watson Mable Preston for 
Wynona Rogers, Ernie Sawyer for 
Margaret Davis, Theo Hall for Eliza- 
beth Weatherly. 

What would you do without your 
alarm clock? The Alabama players 
are now working on a play which 
deals with that weighty problem. 
Ivan, the Idealist, claims that clocks 
are an abomination to mankind, and 
he sets forth his theory of counting 
the hours by the sun, getting back to 
nature as it were. The author calls 
this little play "Tickless Time" and 
the cast is as follows: 

Ian — Marianna Thomas. 

Eloise— Anny May Skinner. 

Eddy — Lillian Burns. 

Alice — Joy Cawthron. 

Mrs. Stubbs — Hazel Blach. 

Annie — Vallye Rogers. 

And imagine Kat Leath with black 
hair! Everybody will want to see her 
in the "Dear Little Wife" as a Japa- 
nese girl. And who can imagine a 
more romantic lover than Madge 
Page, and a more humorous husband 
than Lula Hawkins. Yes, that's the 

Dear Little Wife— Kat Leath. 

Lover — Madge Page. 

Husband — Lula Hawkins. 

Everybody knows that the Alabama 
players are planning to give the long 
looked for curtain for the chapel. The 
proceeds of these plays, which will be 
given sometime in January will go to 
this altogether worthy enterprise. 
Lets boost the players. 






took my hand in sheltered nooks, 
took my candy and my books, 
took that lustruos wrap of fur, 
took the gloves I bought for her. 
took my words of love and care, 
took my flowers rich and rare, 
tooK my ring with a tender smile, 
took my time for quite a while, 
took my kisses, maid so shy, 
took, I must confess, my eye, 
took whatever I could buy, 
then she took another guy. 

— Selected. 

A week from today we'll be hang- 
ing on to our "get away" bags with 
both hands, and rejoicing with our 
half a mind (if we have one at all 
after exams), because Santa Clas will 
be calling before long. We just ex- 
sitedly hope that what ever you wish 
for he'll bring it with all those other 
desirables you haven't even dared 
wish for. Of course we know you'll 
erase all those misunderstandings 
with "him" or "her" and come back to 
tell us how foolish you have been to 
doubt in the past. 

But while you're "living in quick 
time" we want you to. know that its 
only the fulfillment of. our wish for 
'The Merriest Christmfes Ever!" 



Ever been to the moon? We have, 
at least those of us who were fortu- 
nate enough to hear Dr. Hardin's ce- 
lestian trave'ougue last Friday eve- 
ning in the college chapel. Most of 
us think of the moon merely as some- 
thing that shines through the trees 
sometimes and makes us say things 
we can't live up to the next day but 
we learned many interesting things 
about that much talked of body, dur- 
ing our round trip in Dr. Hardin's 
company. He is an astronomer of 
wide reputation, and his lecture, il- 
lustrated with lantern slides, was one 
of the most interesting ones we have 
ever had the pleasure of hearing at 
Alabama College. 

Dr. Palmer and Dean Carmichael 
have returned from Memphis, Tenn., 
where they represented Alabama Col- 
lege at the 29th annual meeting of 
the Southern Association of Colleges 
and Secondary Schools, and they 
bring to us interesting accounts of 
the proceedings of the convention. 
More applications for admission into 
the association come in from both 
high schools and colleges than have 
ever been received at any previous 
meeting. On December 3rd Dr. Pal- 
mer addressed the delegates on the 
subject of the place of Home Econo- 
mics and other practical subjects in 
a course leading to a Bachelors de- 
gree in a college for women. 


Teacher: ,.e v,'ura 'extinguish* 
means 'to put out.' The word 'essay' 
means a 'tale.' Now use these words 
correctly in a sentence. 

Pupil: "Please extinguish the cat 
from the room by his essay." 

The absent-minded professor jokes 
are with us again. We are thinking 
of the professor who kissed his shoes 
goodnight and put his daughter under 
the bed. — Pointer. 

Professor: "And by all means pick 
out a girl with a sense of humor. 
Marry only the girl who can take a 

Innocent Soph: "I imagine that is 
the kind of a girl you married, sir!" 

At the Y.W . C. A. services on Wed- 
nesday evening, November 19, several 
instructive talks were given on five 
of the Commandments. Lena Harris 
was leader and the following program 
was rendered: 

Thou shalt have no other gods be- 
fore Me — Marry Bradshaw. 

Honor thy father and mother— Rob- 
bie Andrews. 

Thou shalt not take the name of the 
Lord in Vain — Lena Harris. 

Thou shalt not steal — Ethyl Thomp- 

Thou shalt not bear false witness 
against thy neighbor — Bess Fowler 

The services were closed with the 
hymn, Take Time to be Holy. 

The Y. W. Tea Room is open every 
Saturrta;- ■' v-noe- f-on ? ij^faf f " 6 

Helen B.: "Let's go for a walk." 
Mabel L.: "How come?" 
Helen B.: "Doctor's orders — have to 
exercise with a dumbell every day." 

"I have a new baby brother at my 

"Is he going to stay?" 

"I think so. He has all his clothes 

. Girls, remember this on Sunday 

"For though his tongue be sweet. 
His heart be false." 

— Everywoman.) 


Sybil says: A rolling stone gathers 
*o moss, but it certainly does polish 


Girls to Represent Famous Beauties 
History Are Elected by the Tech- 
nala Staff and the Presidents 
of the Upper Classes 

The Technala staff, together witli 
her presidents of the Senior, Junior, 
and Sophomore classes, elected the. 
following girls for the feature section 
of the annual: True Marble, Dorothy 
Maltby, Rosa Perry, Alleen Elzey, 
and Elizabeth Graves. 

On request of the staff the beau- 
ties which each one of these girls is 
to represent will not be announced. 

Miss Mary Bradshaw, who was 
elected by the student body at large 
as the prettiest girl, will also he i- 
cluded in the feature section. 

miss forImaFvTsits - 

alabama college 

Miss Louise Foreman, of Houston, 
Texas, who is traveling secretary for 
the Southern Baptist Convention with 
headquarters at Memphis, Tenn., was 
the guest of Alabama College from 
December 1 to 4. While in our cam- 
pus Miss Foreman had private con- 
ferences with the students, and met 
with the Gaptist girls as a group for 
the purpose of fostering the religious 
activities of that denomination. As a 
result of this visit of Miss Foreman's, 
plans are being made for the organi- 
zation of a Baptist Students' Coun- 
.eil at Alabama Collet On Wreta 
night at the weekly Vesper services' 
of the Y. W. C. A., the entire student " 
body had the pleasure of hearing Miss 
Foreman's most impressive talk on 
"Your Campus for Christ." 


To help your neighbor smile. 

To put dimples where wrinkles are. 

To put courage where doubt and 
rear hold sway. 

To change grim duty to bubbling 

To make the most of the best we 

To write for The Normalite. 
To sing in chapel without being 

Improvements on The Campus 

Have you had a chance to sit on 
the new "furniture" in the assembly 
hall? We are all grateful to Mrs. 
Reynolds for her interest in making 
this forlorn spot a bit more home- 
like. And have you ever been in 
the Social Director's new office? It 
looks very attractive and we believe 
it will be a very popular place, es- 
pecially during the week-end. But 
best of all we hear rumors whispered 
that the chapel is really about to be 
"remodeled " and "refurnished." We 
will soon have the new seats that 
we have been waiting for all these 
vears, and through the generosity of 
the Alabama Players we will have a 
new curtain. All of th's sounds al- 
most too good to be true, but of 
course nothing is too good for a mil- 
lion dollar institution like Alabama 


Blessings on thee, little dame 

Bareback girl with knees the same. 
With thy rolled down silken hose 
And thy short, transparent clothes; 
With thy red lips, reddened more, 
Smeared with lipstick from the store; 
With thy make-up on thy face. 
And thy heart, I give the joy- 
Glad that I was born a boy. 

This conversation was overheard in 
chemistry class: 

Mary Noble— I feel so indebted to 

Harriet — Why, Mary? 

Mary— 'Cause hon, if it wasn't for it 
my hair wouldn't be the color it is. 

Faoe. 1 TV O 



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Social Editor Hetty Hinson 

Joke Editor Martha Fuquay 

Athletic Editor Lucille Bell 

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Elizabeth Horsley :Tutwiler 

Joyce Jackson Philomathic 

Fannie Jo Scott . Castolian 

Hazel Black Philodendroi 

Lucille Williams Beta Sigma Delta 

Margaret Butler Zeta Pi Delta 

Nellie White Aleph Sade 


By Elma O'Neill 

The rising sun of late November 
threw its rage into a fourth story win- 
dow of an east side tenement house. 
The room inside contained in the way 
of furniture a cheap but comfortable 
looking bed, a shabby dresser with a 
mirror that gave back caricatures, a 
small square table, a lame rocker, one 
straight chair, and a miniature coal 
heater. A young woman dressed in a 
figured kimona bent over the stove 
apparently preparing b/reakfast, for 
the big coffee pot on the back of the 
stove was sending out an appetizing 
aroma and the bread in a small pan 
was fast becoming brown. 

Elaine Willen had crept out of her 
warm bed for five successive morn- 
ings to prepare this little breakfast. 
Judith always seemed so sleepy and 
Elaine did not have the heart to dis- 
turb the comfortable sleeper. Coming 
towards the bed to arouse the occu- 
pant the young woman's face is re- 
vealed. We see in spite of the weak 
sunlight that the eyes are blue and 
quileless, the hair is straight and 
black, and the face with its beauty 
and wistfulness is one of absolute 
sincerity. Sitting down on the edge 
of the bed Elaine quietly shook the 
sleeping figure. 

.."Jud, it's time to get up. It's near- 
ly seven and the coffee's getting cold, 
'tfet up, honey, you can sleep all day 

Judith Wilden turned over, groaned 
a little as all sleepy people do, and 
threw back the covers. 

"Oh, Lord, who on earth invented 
getting up, anyway? Hand me my ki- 
mona." We will not describe Judith 
here, because she was never seen 
when not looking her best, and the 
writer cannot take the prerogative to 
describe her at such a time. 

In forty minutes two neat young 
women hurriedly caught the subway 
and Weatherly Elliott and Company 
Department Store. We then saw the 
younger sister. Her fluffy brown hair 
pulled from beneath her tailored hat 
formed a lovely background for her 
blue gray eyes that saw everything 
but observed little. Her lips were a 
bit too red and her figure swayed too 
much and too unnaturally. Thus we 
visualize the Wilden sisters, ages 22 
and 20, parentless in Manhattan, and 
working as saleswomen in a depart- 
ment store. 

One night in March, Judith came 
home alone. Elaine had been called 
io the office and detained for some 
•feason. The thought ran through Ju- 
dith's brain as she boarded the crowd- 
ed car home. Suppose Elaine were 
tired; then all Judith's money would 

have to go to maintaining the house- 
hold. No new coat as she had 
planned — nothing! Elaine was stupid 
to get fired at the time when Judith's 
cloak was at stake. It is not singular 
after such meditations that a sullen 
girl sat crouched in the old rocker 
when, at 8 o'clock, Elaine, with her 
face flushel, glided through the door- 

"Oh, Jud, I—" 

"You know it hurts my back to 
bring up coal. Why didn't you get it 
this morning," interrupted Judith 
Elaine was going to be dependent on 
her, so why shouldn't she be admon- 
ished for failing to bring up the coal? 

"But, Jud, honey," breathed the ex- 
cited Elaine, "Fee been promoted to 
the office, to the office, do you hear?" 

"Yes, there's nothing wrong with 
my ears yet, I hope. But why couldn't 
I have been promoted, too? I supose 
you'll have five new coats all with 
fur collars." The last sentence was 
mumbled to herself. 

It was in the following months that 
Elaine found a deep love in the won- 
derful Jit Elliot. Jim was a manager 
in the office. Many times Jim went 
home with Elaine and Judith to their 
small apartment. They had quitted 
their tenement room soon after 
Elaine's promotion. Many nights Jim 
waited with Elaine for Judith to 
come in. 

Judith, we need mention, had sev- 
eral friends in the notion department, 
and with these friends and their 
"steadies," numberless parties were 
"thrown." Among the male members 
of their frivolous group was Kingston 
Elliot, adopted brother of Jim, known 
to the gang as Jeff. His particular 
girl was Judith, although he never 
called at the house for her. 

Elaine never dreamed of Judith's 
conduct, but Jim had learned of the 
wild parties, in which both Jud and 
Jeff were participants. A month or 
more after his declaration of love to 
Elaine, Jim and Elaine waited until 
after midnight for Judith, who was 
supposed by her sister to be with de- 
sirable friends. As the hours crept by 
Jim became greatly agitated and fi- 
nally departed. A few moments Elaine 
heard noises under her window. Open- 
ing the shutter and looking out she 
saw to her amazement Jim and Judith 
engaged in a low conservation. Jim 
laid his hand on the girl's shoulder 
and judith exclaimed aloud, "I want 1 
Jim Elliot. You aren't my boss yet." , 
We can well imagine Elaine's con- \ 

When her sister came in, the only 
answer given to Elaine's questions was 
"Oh, nothing." 

The expenses of the house grew so 
enormous that Elaine was forced to 
do telephone work from eight until 

eleven. She did not tell Jim of her 
other employment for fear that he 
might accuse Judith of extravagance. 
One morning he heard Elaine talking 
over the phone. Her speech ran: 
"Very well, then, at 7:30." In reality 
she was talking to the manager of the 
telephone office, who told her to come 
at 7:30, but to Jim it was the solution 
of her oft repeated words, "Not to- 
night, Jim, some other time soon." 

No sooner had Elaine gone to work 
that night than Judith dressed hastily 
and joined Jeff and her friends at the 
Cabaret. Exhausted with worry about 
Elaine who seemed to be slipping from 
him, Jim entered the cabaret alone, 
and occupied a seat in the balcony. 
The debauchery and noise of the par- 
ty below attracted his attention. Ris- 
ing from his place and peering over 
the rail he recognized his brother and 
Judith about to leave. Jim had not 
waited to drink his wine. He rushed 
furiously down the steps to appre- 
hend the couple. Jeff, seeing him, in- 
creased his speed, but the strong hand 
of Jim was on his shoulder. 

"Jeff, what are you doing, you 
drunken fool? Where are you taking 
Miss Wilden, and what do you mean 
by bringing her here? Ket out of the 
way, I am going to take her to her 

Jeff stammered but made no intel- 
ligible answer. The astounded Judith 
sobered and almost stood erect and 
steady in her borrowed gown. She 
did not struggle against Jim who put 
her into his car and sped off. Hardly 
a word was spoken during the entire 
drive. Jim was too angry to speak; 
Judith too astonished. 

Contrary to custom, Elaine came 
home earlier tonight, and it was while 
troubled with waiting that Elaine 
heard the car stop in the street below. 
Looking out she saw Jim and Judith 
descend. "Good night, Mr. EHliot," 
giggled Judith. Elaine fell back hori- 
fied. This could not be her little sis- 
ter and Jim! 

Elaine fell across the lounge, pre- 
tending to sleep. She was too stunned 
to question just now. A moment later 
Judith entered. The room was filled 
almost immediately with the odor of 
liquor. The tears burned the cheeks 
of the supposed sleeper. Disillusion 
about those we l«ve best is fearful. • 

"You here?" mumbled Judith as she 
labored towards the bedroom. In the 
sitting room she dropped her coat and 
bag. A few moments afterwards 
Elaine arose. The intoxicated girl was 
sleeping soundly across the bed, in 
full dress. Elaine stooped to pick up 
the coat and bag. The bag was open 
and a card in a man's handwriting 
visible. Elaine snatched it up and 
read: "Sixty-five dollars for that dress 
you want. J. Elliot." Elaine's grief 
turned to fury. She tuged the girl 
and shook her violently." 

Get up, get up from there. So this 
is the kind of girl you are. Deceiving 
me, drinking, and accept money from 
Jim Elliot for a tainted dress!" 

"But, Elaine, he — " 

"Don't speak to me. I could never 
believe you again." Slamming the 
door Elaine left her sister. She could 
not sleep, that was impossible. She 
believed she would never want to sleep 
agam. She must write to Jim. 

The letter that Jim Elliot received 
the next morning in the office tore 
down his dreams with such unex- 
pected force that he sat staring in 
space for many minutes. He felt 
strangely like a man who is walking 
in a beautiful garden ad steps sud- 
denly into a bouldless abby. How 
could she have mistrusted him so, 
why wouldn't she give him a chance 


We acknowledge with pleasure the 
following exchanges: 

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The Alchemist, Coup o' Coffee Weekly, 
The Crimson and White, The Plains- 
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News. The Sewanee Purple. 


The White Sister— Nellie White. 
Why Worry? — Ina Mae Malone. 
Rouged Lips — Lucille Nelson. 
The Gold Diggers— All-Star Cast. 
Bill— Alice Mahler. 
Does It Pay? — Alice Barganier. 
The Midnight Alarm — Jimmie Nell 

The Silent Partner — Margaret 

The Secrets of Life — Sara Ganz- 

To the Last Man — Alice Darwin. 
The Cleanup — Elizabeth Moody. 
Thou Shalt Not Put Asunder — Lil- 
lian Prout. 

Smilin' Through — Lula Hawkins. 

Patronize our ads. 


Back to my Alma Mater. 

Miss Olene Randall of Bessemer 
spent last Sunday with her sister, Miss 
Margaret Randall. 

Friends of Miss Lillian Mahone and 
Mrs. Jeff Bell (Cora Whaley) were 
overjoyed to have them drop in on 
them last week-end. 

Miss Elizabeth Keller, also friends, 
was thrilled "to a peanut," so to speak, 
when Miss Mabel Keller came down to 
pass away the time last week-end. 

Listen, girls! It is nearing Christ- 
mas (Oh, you didn't realize that? My 
error!) when everybody will go home. 
Will you please keep your ears open 
to catch new addresses of alumnae 
and give to me when you return? It 
shall be appreciated more than this 
pencil can express. May each one of 
you have the merriest and happiest 
Christmas ever, is my wish! 

Miss Mayce Pardue and Mrs. Jewel 
Pardue of Saginaw spent last week- 
end, with their sister, Miss Ruth Par- 
due. Also many friends were glad in- 
deed to greet them. 

Miss Mee Williams came up last 
week-end to visit with her many 
friends at Alabama College. 


Dr. Bacote tells me he was in love 
with garbage man's daughter, but she 
canned him. 

to explain. 

In less time than a half day Jim 
was aboard the fact train for points 
west of Chicago. He had said very 
little to the office force in regard to 
his abrupt departure. He intimated 
that he was going to Butte, Montana, 
for indefinite business. 

Toward nightfall Elaine was sitting 
motionless near the window of the sit- 
ting room. The bedroom door opened 
and Judith stepped inside. Her eyes 
were swollen and burned with tears. 
Her hair was disheveled and her ki- 
mona wrinkled. Her whole appear- 
ance was one of despair. Her sister 
had not spoken to her since the night 

" 'Laine," she cried, "I can't stand 
it any longer. You must talk to me. 
You must let me explain. Jim loves 
you. He hasn't played false. It is I 
who am to blame. It was Jeff Elliot 
and not Jim." 

Elaine took her little sister in her 
arms. How sweet and comforting to 
know Jim true, and to forgive Jud. 
But how bitter, when she realized how 
she had sent Jim away with that un- 
reasonable letter. But where was he. 

One morning a week later both girls 
were busy cleaning house. From the 
bedroom Elaine heard Judith singing 
in the kitchen. How could Jud sing 
when she (Elaine) was so miserable? 
Was Jud anticipating something? 

The sitting room door opened. "Why 
didn't people ring the bell?" thought 
Elaine. Anyway she'd see who it was. 
Standing in the center of the sitting 
room was Jim, his face alight and his 
arms outstretched. 

We will lower the curtain low. We 
cannot intrude where our presence 
would be alien. We must imagine 
who sent for Jim, and how the story 

She — I can tell a lady by the waj 
she dresses, can't you? 
He — I never watched one dress. 



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Miss Hazel Jackson spent Thanks- 
giving at her home in Glenwood. 

Misses Sophie and Georgia Jordan 
spent the holidays at home. 

Misses Alice Green, Gertrude Broad- 
way and Frances Freeland spent 
Thanksgiving at their homes in Selma. 

Miss Ruby Foster spent the Thanks- 
giving holidays at her home in Lu- 

Miss Llene Johnson spent the holi- 
days with her sister in Birmingham. 

Misses Maude Boozer and Velma 
Day spent the holidays in Birming- 

Misses Tommie and Rubie Jo Snsll- 
grove spent Thanksgiving at home. 

Misses Frances Seay, Sara Ethridge, 
Lois Reynolds and Ruth Griffin spent 
the holidays in Montevallo and they 
say they had as good time as we did — 
we doubt it, though. 

Miss Catherine Crentiss spent the 
holidays in Montgomery. 

We were sorry that Misses Sopia 
and Georgia Jordan were called home 
on account of the death if their grand- 
mother, this week. 

Delta Pi Delta 

Miss Charlie Mae Elliot, a student 
of last year visited the college the 
week-end before Thanksgiving. 

Miss Helen Johnson will visit her 
sister Laura Johnson this week-end. 
Miss Emma Taylor will be the guest 
of Miss Elizabeth Taylor. 

Everybody went home Thanksgiv- 
ing and it would take volumes and 
volumes to relate everything that 
happened so we won't begin. 



Thanksgiving to most of the Cas- 
talians meant nothing less than Bir- 
mingham. Julia, Lucy, Rella, "Luke," 
Mary, "Ag" and Ward all appeared on 
the scene. Patty and Fannie Jo were 
out in Bessemer with Fannie. Rose 
and Gage, but the whole crowd needed 
only a very little calling of the old 
spirit to get together. Even our teach- 
ers were represented, but we can't de- 
cide whether they dodged us or we 
them. We had only a glimpse of Miss 
Brooke and Miss McMichael. 

Look around and see if you notice 
any new shoes, sweaters, or hats. Any- 
how, everybody came back broke. Mr. 
Pizitz threatened to shoot Lucy Ste- 
vens and Lucy McCalley if they didn't 
stop hanging around his place of busi- 

Truly, Thanksgiving is an absorbing 
topic of conversation and lots of fun 
to meditate over, but there is a mys- 
tery dating back earlier than that 
which we crave a solution to. And if 
you will be sokind, you can help help 
us, "R." Rudulph, by answering this 
simple question: Who was that per- 
son looking all over the campus for 
you on Sunday, November 16? 


How would you like to hike to Bir- 
mingham on a bitterly cold day and 
know when you "set out" that you 
could not accept a single "pick up?" 
That's just what Annie Holt Young 
did! She and a jolly bunch of girls, 
chaperoned by Miss Taber, played 
unique parts in the Thanksgiving sea- 
son in that they walked every step 
of the way to the Magic City. Oh, 
well, Annie Holt and Miss Tabor are 
Professionals, any how. 

Every member and pledge of the 
Philodendroi Club went some where 
Thanksgiving except Miss Inez Ray 
and the reporter. These two have at 
least one advantage over the rest: 
they have experienced the thrill of 
being in Montevallo with nothing to 
"have to do." 

Miss Edith Adams spent the holi- 
days with relatives in Sylacauga in- 
stead of going to her home in Cran- 
dall, Miss. 

Miss Florence Guyton spent Thanks- 
giving with her sister in Jackson, 

Misses Marjorie Hill and Madge 
Jacobs decided to also save home for 
Christmas and spend the first days 
of leisure in Birmingham. 

Misses Gertrude Patterson and 
Jimmie Nelle Branyon ignored trains 

After that of Thanksgiving holi- 

"Please send us 'way from Monte, 
Where there's home and fun and play 
An' there ain't no exams and classes 
An' you can sleep and sleep all day." 

It's such a great relief, after the 
struggle and strife of school life, to 
get away and forget the trials and 
tribulations of the school girl for 
a while. 

All the Tutwilers enjoyed the -holi- 
days, enormously, and hated to come 
back, but all good things must come 
to an end it seems, and here we are. 

Having come to the conclusion that 
this world is becoming entirely too 
serious, the Tutwiler girls decided to 
put a little gaiety into it, last Sun- 
day night. The girls gathered in the 
club room for an informal party, to 
laugh, talk, sing, play and eat. They 
sat around the glowing embers of a 
friendly fire and sang songs to the 
accompaniment of guitars and uke- 
leles. Music still possessed of her 
age! old charms soon soothed and 
quieted the most ragged nerves of 
the most nervous girls, and before 
the night was far on its way, all 
cares and troubles were long forgot- 
ten. A party without refreshments 
would be like the proverbial ship 
without a sail. The hostesses for the 
night, realizing this, provided fruit 
for all guests and dear readers, you 
may decide for yourselves whether or 
not this part of the program was en- 
joyed. The hostesses for this delight- 
ful occasion were Misses Frances Sel- 
den, Lulie B. Sanford, Alene Slade, 
and Ruth Little. 

Miss Dorothy Sp'er, of Greenville, 
spent Thursday and Friday of last 
week with Pauline Curry. 


The Beta Sigma Delta girls enjoyed 
a very pleasant hike on Sunday with 
Miss Vanse chaperoning. 

Miss Melissa Snyder has returned 
from her delightful trip to the Penn- 
sylvania State College, where she 
was the guest of the Kappa Delta 
house party, and soloist for the 
"Penny Glee Club" on Pennsylvania 
Day, the day most celebrated in that 

Mr. H. O. Williams drove over to 
spend the Thanksgiving holidays with 
his daughter, Miss Lucile Williams. 
He was host to a motor trip to the 
"Alabama Georgia" game in Birming- 
ham on Thanksgiving Day. Those en- 
joying this lovely trip with him were: 
Misses Lucile Williams, Hettie Hin- 
son, Grace Evans, and Irelle Cham- 

As a Thanksgiving gift Mr. Wil- 
liams donated twenty dollars to the 
club treasury. 

Messrs. Frank Holle, Lewis Simms, 
Harry Jones, Foreman Smith, Hub- 
bard Smith and Luke Jones were the 
guests of the club girls on the Sun- 
day before Thanksgiving. 

Miss Hettie Hinson also visited 
with the girls Sunday, and she re- 
turned to the college Wednesday, as 
she has completed her term of prac- 
tice teaching at Columbiana, Ala. 
Miss Grace Evans is expecting Mr. 

and "Forded" to their home in Fav- . 

ette, Alabama last week. They report ( c - A - Whitten, of Mobile, as her 

a some what cold trip. 

Miss Grace Black went to Jackson- 
ville on November 26 where she 
Played a violin solo in the Chapman- 
| McCullough wedding. She returned 
to Montevallo by way of Oxford 
where she visited her uncle, Mr. M. 
H. Toland. 

The Philodendroi Club announces 
the following pledges: Miss Louise 

atson, Florala, Ala., and M'ss Eu- 
<Wa Gates, Mt. Willing, Ala. 

guest on the thirteenth of December 
Misses Lucile Williams and Grace 
Evans will be the guests of Mrs. 

To our pledges one and all: 
Exam, week will soon be right with 

You've worked all the term that is 
quite true — , 

Now don't be afraid, 

But make every grade! 
In the club we want you, we sure do! 



♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

The third faculty recital of the year 
will be given on Saturday evening, 
December 13, by Miss Mary Melissa 
Snyder, soprano, and Miss Elizabeth 
Frances Young, pianist. It promises 
to be an unusually good one and is 
awaited with much interest. 

The program will be: 

Rhapsody in B Minor Brahms 

Miss Young 

(a) Canzone Josten 

(b) Chere Nuit Bachelet 

(c) Carnaval Fourdrain 

Miss Snyder 

(a) Valse Caprice Cyril Scott 

(b) Clair de Lune MacDowell 

(c) Dans de Hamac MacDowell 

(d) Danse Andalouse .....MacDowell 

Miss Young 

Aria, "Ah! Fors' E Lui" (From 

La Traviata) ....Verdi 

Miss Snyder 

(a) Fantaisie Impromptu Chopin 

(b) Hark, hark! the 

Lark Schubert-Liszt 

Miss Young 

(a) Ecstacy — Rummel 

(b) The Unforseen... ...Cyril Scott 

(c) A Feast of Lanterns Bantock 

(d) Nocturne Densmore 

(e) A Spring Fancy Densmore 

Miss Snyder 
Elizabeth Blair Chamberlin at the 

An interesting study of MacDowell 
was presented at the last meeting of 
the Calk'n's Music Club on Novem- 
ber 14. 

The especially good MacDowell pro- 
gram rendered was: 

Violin Selection, "To a Wild Rose" 
— Anne Long. j 

Piano Selection, "Scotch Poem" — 
Alice Quarles. 

Song, "Thy Beaming Eyes"— Helen 
Gray McNeil. 

The last feature, a musical contest, 
called "Love in a Flat," was the 
source of much fun and excitement. 

The first two student recitals have 
shown that we have much talent 
among the new music students, as 
well as great improvement in the 
ranks of the old. 

On November 15th and November 
22nd, the following programs were 

Prelude in F Major.... Arthur Foote 

Nell Burns 

Bonnie Wee Thing..... Lehman 

Rosina Haygood 

Valse Episode Kein 

Song of the Night-blooming 

Cereus Emerson 

Mary Elizabeth Moody 

I Know Spross 

Helen Gray McNeil 

Grillen Schumann 

Marie Turner 

Romance Weiss 

Genevieve Turberville 

Marionette March .....Boyle 

Irene Williams 


Mr. May, of Brewton, was the guest 
of his daughter, Maybelle, on last 

Martha Henderson and Elizabeth 
Connor, of Judson, were the attrac- 
tive week-end guests of Ruth Harri- 

Mrs. C. B. Schade, of Birmingham, 
visited Nena MoDuffie the past week. 

The U. D. C. met with Mrs. Crow 
on Thursday, Dec. 11. The program 
rendered was impressive and enjoyed 
by all. 

Charlie Mae Elliott, of Leeds, vis- 
ited Sara Ganzemiller last week. 

Stela Bowline returned to her home 
in Selma on last Thursday because of 
illness. We sincerely hope that she 
will recover completely and return 
very soon. 

Dr. Palmer and Dean Carmichael 
have returned from Memphis, Tenn., 
where they represented Alabama Col- 
lege at the twenty-ninth annual meet- 
ing of the Southern Association of 
Colleges and Secondary Institutions. 

The Studosis Club entertained at 
the Pioneer Tea Room on Tuesday, 
December 9. It was the annual open 

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bell were guests 
of the college on last Sunday. 

Evelyn Scott, Olene Randle and Mel 
Williams visited friends and relatives 
here on last Sunday. 

We are proud of the honor recently 
extended to Dr. Peck when she was 
made vice-president of the women's 
section of the Southern Medical Asso- 
ciation at the recent meeting held in 
New Orleans. 

Mrs. Palmer is visiting her two 
daughters, Stella and Lula, in Boston. 
She will spend Christmas in New York 
with her son and his family. 

Frank Gordon in Montgomery for two 
days during the Christmas holidays, 
and many delightful affairs rave been 
planned for them, one of which will 
be an "old-fashioned" barn dance at 
the Gordon's country place near 
White Hall. Mr. George Evans and 
Mr. C. A. Whitten will join them at 
White Hall. 

Mrs. T. D. Williams, nee Julia 
Chester, is expected as the guest of 
her club sisters soon. 

Miss Eva Smith is now holding a 
responsible position in Birmingham. 

The club gave a delightful "feast" 
on last Saturday night. Only the act- 
ive member sand pledges were pres- 
ent. Sandwiches, cakes, and salad 
made up the feast which was enjoyed 
by all. 

Miss Melissa Snyder and Miss Ger- 
trude Snyder were the guests at a 
dinner party given at Mrs. Jeters 
Sunday night. 

The club regrets that Miss Grace 
Evans will not be with them after 

Misses Hettie Hinson, Irelle Cham- 
bers and Lucile Williams spent sev- 
eral days in Montgomery last week. 

Dr. Robert Knowles, of Boston, was 
the guest of Miss Mylissa Snyder last 

Misses Gertrude Snyder and Mylis- 
sa Snyder motored over to Birming- 
ham during the holidays to attend 
"Blossom Time" at the Jefferson. 

Novelette Op. 21 _. Schumann 

Lucy Stevens 

Eyes of Irish Blue Cook 

Helen Bishop 

Nocturne in G Major ..Chopin 

Marie Holloday 

Lady of Dreams Mabel Dan'.els 

Reba Dunklin 

Scotch Poem MacDowell 

Alice Quarles 

Pleading Elgar 

Winifred Castleman 

Rhapsodie Brahms 

Genevieve Turberville 
Piano Solo 

Barcarolle Waiter Wallace 

Althea Hughes 
Piano Solo 

Evening .Wright 

Miriam Ernst 
Piano Solo 

Russian Melody Friml 

Roberta Bailey 
Vocal Solo 

If God Left Only You Densmore 

Alice Quarles 
Piano Solo 

Valse Episode Kern 

Mary Neilly Willingham 
Piano Solo 

A Legend of The Plains Cauman 

Minnie Peebles Johnson 
Vocal Solo 

Flower Rain Schneider 

Lucile Clay 
Piano Solo 

Pensee Poetique Klein 

Corinne Parrish 
Piano Solo 

Valse Mignome Palmgren 

Lucy McCalley 
Violin Solo 

Romance Dans Parolee Wioniawski 

Mary McConaughy 
Piano Solo 

Russian Dance Friml 

Mildred Young 
Piano Solo 

Lento - Cyril Scott 

Helen Hagood 

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During the Thanksgiving holiday! 
Inez Lane enjoyed a visit from her 

Miss Volena Whaley was the guest 
of friends here on last Tuesday. 

Miss Brownfield spent Thanksgiving 
in Atlanta. 

Miss Ollie Tillman was the guest 
of relatives in Birmingham during the 
Thanksgiving holidays. 

On Wednesday, December 29, at 8 
o'clock a. m., the following hikers set 
out for Birmingham: Bertha North- 
rup, Myrtle Wilson, Annie Holt Young, 
Hattie Wilson, Margaret Butler and 
Miss Tabor. They reached Pelham at 
3 p. m. Wednesday, where they spent 
the night. At 7 the next morning 
they set out again and reached their 
destination at 3 p. m. on Thanksgiving 

They stopped at the Morris Hotel. 
The hike was made by walking 50 min- 
utes and resting 10. Each hiker re- 
ported a most enjoyable time. During 
the trip a "Jog" was kept. 

Kanter's Kash Store 

Dry Goods, Shoes, Millinery 
and Ready-to- Wear 

MontevaLlo, Alabama 

The Store For College 

Candies, Drinks, Groceries and 
"Gym" shoes 


Geo. Kroell 

Dealer in 

Dry Goods, Groceries, Notions, 
Shoes and Athletic Sweaters 

Montevallo, Ala. 

C. L. Meroney 
& Co. 


Montevallo, Alabama 

Drug Store 

Cold Drinks, Toilet 
Articles and Sundries 




LclU^h Too 1 

Old Lady — I want a thermometer. 

Clerk — Yes, ma'am, how high do you 
want it to go? 

O. L. — Not too high or too low, hut 
one that will keep the house just 
about right. 

Dumb— Would you kiss a girl un- 
der the mistletoe? 

Dumber — No, under the nose. 

Side — Wait a minute! Don't drop 
that letter in the box without stamp- 
ing and addressing it. 

Kick— That's all right. It's just an 
answer to an anonymous letter I re- 

Solicitus — What have you been do- 
ing for a week back. 

Solicitor— Applying Sloan's twice a 

"Ma, I got 100 in school." 
"Fine — what subject did you get it 

"Two," said Sammy, "Sixty in read- 
in' an' forty in spellin.' " 

Fond Mother — And do you think he 
looks like his father? 

Neighbor — Don't mind that so long 
as he's healthy. 

He— You a housewife? I'll bet you 
don't know what a needle is for. 
She — I do, too. It's for a Victrola. 

Fond Mother — Yes, Genevieve is 
studying French and Algebra. Say 
'good morning' to the lady in Algebra, 

"Will burying a black cat in a 
church yard at midnight do away with 

"Yes, if ther're on the cat." 

Nervous Lady— I don't like this 
road. I just know something terrible 
is going to happen. Conductor, how 
often do you kill a passenger on this 

Conductor — Only one, madam. 

Pat— How do you tell the age of a 
. Mike— By the teeth. 
Pat — Turkeys have no teeth. 
Mike — No, but I have. 

Teacher— Jenny, what is a panther? 
Jenny — A panther ith a man who 
makths panths. 

"Is it kisstomary to cuss the 
bride?" stammered the excited bridge- 

Irate Father— I'll teach you to kiss 
my daughter! 

Insolent Youth — You're too late! 
I've already learned. 

Tell me, my boy, what is hypocrite? 
I'll bite! 

He's a fellow who sprinkles gasoline 
on the tail of his coat to make you 
think he has an automobile. 

Our Nominations for Math. Prof. 

Rabbits— They multiply rapidly (per 
Dr. James). 

Gordon Gin— It adds to one's breath. 

Taxicab Driver— He subtracts from 
the number of pedestrians. 

Burglars — The divide a man and his 

Dentist — He extracts roots. 

lumberman— He is an expert on 

"I've a good one here. Want to 
hear it?" 
"Sure, shoot." 

"Well, what has two legs and feath- 
ers and crows every morning?" 
"A rooster." 

"Oh, I see. Someone has told you 

"How's the stove?" 

"Oh, it's not so hot." 

(P. s.— Neither is this joke.) 

Clerk (absently)— Certainly, madam. 
What size is your gymnasium? 

Speaker— And there at 
yawned a mighty chasm. 

Voice in Audience — Well, 
blame it. 

"I want some consecrated lye." 

"You mean concentrated lye," an- 
swered the druggist. 
__"It does nutmeg and difference, 
that's what I camphor. What does it 

"Fifteen scents. I never cinnamon 

with so much wit." 



Helen Gray — Please, sir, may I leave 
class to jump rope? 

Mr. Marsh— Why, the kindergarten 

H. G. — I've just taken my medicine 
and forgot to shake the bottle. 

Teacher — Margaret, name an organ 
of the body. 
M. Grayson — The teeth. 
T. — What kind of organ is it? 
M. — A grind organ. 

Only a Story 

Dean (questioning sub Freshman as 
to English preparation) — Have you 
read anything of Shakespeare? 

'28(?)— No, Sir. 

Dean — Anything of Milton? 

•28(?)— No. 

Dean — Well, what have you read? 
'28(?) — I have red hair. And he got 
in, so the story goes. 

Fresh to Soph — What course are you 

1 Soph to Fresh — Jewish engineering. 
F. to S. — Jewish engineering ? 
S. to F. — Yep, business adminis- 

"What have yon in the shape of 
automobile tires?" 

"Funeral wreaths, life preservers, 
invalid cushions and doughnuts." 

"Tommy, when you jumped over 
that fence you showed your agility." 

"I told maw to sew that button on 
my pants." 




"That" man." 








"On his foot." 

An Englishman heard an owl for his 
first time. 

"What was that?" he asked. 

"An owl," was the reply. 

"My deah fellah, I know that, but 
what was 'owling?" 

Chemistry Prof. — Girlie, what is a 

Girlie — It's one of those glass things 
that Englishmen wear in their eyes. 

Jane — Is Sue married? 
John — No, is oo? 

Pretty Co-ed — I want a pair of 
bloomers to wear around my gymna- 

'My face is my fortune." 
'Somebody short-changed you." 

'27 — You know Nora Bayes? 
'28— No. Does she? 

"I was hit by a cowardly egg." 
"What kind of an egg is that?" 
"One that hits you and runs." 

Another Trick Sentence 

Miss Cope (in Soph. English) — 
"Can someone give me a sentence us- 
ing the word "unaware' correctly?" 

Lucille N. — "I can." 

Miss C— "All right, let's hear it." 

Lucille — "Unaware is what you put 
on first and take off last." 

Cox: "They must have had dress 
suits in Bible times." 

Sapp: "How's that?" 

Cox: "It says in the Bible that 'He 
rent his clothes.' " 

I don't 

feet Mr - Kelly (giving first assignment) : 
| "Take the first fifty pages." 

Roberta B.: "What book do we use 
next time?" 

Ina Mae Malone 

Dr. Bacote got his mustache burned 
off by whistling a hot tune. 

Will she turnip her nose? 

My Sweet Potato: Do you carrot 
all for me? My heart beets for you. 
You are the apple of my eye. If we 
cantalope lettuce marry. We will be 
a happy pear. 

Gold and Black. 

One of the little girls in Kindergar- 
ten walked up to Mr. Kelly and 
asked. "What time does Bloch Hall 

I hope no one takes this as reflec- 
tion on my teaching. 

But even that is no dumber than 
Ruth Little who wants to know if the 
Kindergarteu has to be watered. 

"Whoever said Freshman year is 
the hardest anyway?" asked the hard 
worked Sophomore. 

What's wrong with the calendar? 

There's something radically wrong 
with anything that says from Thanks- 
giving holidays until Christmas is 
only three weeks. It has already been 
a young age. 

Isma Long wants to know if one 
can be punished for something they 
haven't done. Upon being answered 
"No" she sighed of relief and said 
"Well, I haven't done my trig." 

Annie John: "My father is a great 

Deety: "What does he write?" 
Annie John: "Checks." 

If Mr. Ward puts a cross by my 
name every time I fail to recite, it 
must look like a graveyard by now. 

Soph: "Why does a stork stand on 
one foot?" 

Fresh: "I'll bite, why does he?" 

Soph: "If he'd lift the other foot 
he'd fall down." 

(Mouse and an elephant crossing a 

Mouse: "We sho' did shake that 
bridge didn't we big boy?" 

Howard Crimson. 

I wish you'd quit raggin' us wimmin 
'Bout everything under the sun, 
The clothes we don't wear, 
And our fuzzy bobbed hair, 
Ain't none of your business — jest 

You don't never hear us beratin' 
Your waistline an' morals an' socks; 

They're homely, Lord knows, 

But don't never suppose 
That we let 'em give us any shocks. 

You're alius so net up an' peevish, 
An' scorchin' the atmosphere blue; 
We don't get all riled 
When you act kinda wild, 
An' sling all that langwidge at you! 

Can't nothing we do never please 

Why blame all the mischief on us? 

Since old Adam ragged Eve, 

I shorely believe 
That you men ain't did nothing but 

— Selected. 


If you stroll into the post office 
And there, find no letter, 

Just cheer up, there's nothing so bad 
But what there's something better. 

If today, you get no letter, 

Perhaps tomorrow there'll be two, 
And I know life well enough 

To know that will thrill you. 

Perhaps he couldn't write today, 
But tomorrow, Oh! his soul; 

He'll write and write and write 
To pay you the toll. 

Isn't it nice to have a fellow, 

One that's all true blue, 
1 And even when he skips a day 
1 You know that he loves you. 

So trust the gentle laddie 
And in "blissful" patience wait, 

For if there's no letter today, 
Tomorrow will not be too late. 

— The Normalite. 

Pertaining to exams' cause I can't 
get my mind off them: 

"Funny it never repeats itself to 
me," mused Tootie Jack during a his- 
tory exam. 

We read in the Howard Crimson 
that the "revival of learing" comes 
just before exams. Mine must be 
dead for it certainly has failed to re- 

It takes our professors hours and 
hours to prepare questions for our 
exams but the point is how many 
minutes do we take to get ready to 
take exam. 

Gold and Black. 

What has become of the o:d-fash- 
ioned student who used to bring up 
all of his work on time? Yea — he 
has probably disappeared with the 
old-fashioned Prof, who realized that 
his course was not the only one in 
school and who assigned reasonable 


In he came 

Down he sat 

Looked at the questions 

And out he got. 

Howard Crimson. 
Confidential information that even 
vour best friend won't tell you! 

What does a big fat man do when 
he gets to the top of a hill? 
Pulls of his hat and pants. 


Miss Louise Forman, the Southern 
Baptist Traveling Secretary, spent 
several days as a guest of the college. 
She was here to further the interest 
of the students in Baptist student 
work. She was especially interested 
in having a Baptist Student Council 

Miss Andrus attended a musical 
convention in Winston-Salem and 
thence to her home in New Haven, 
Conn., to spend the Thanksgiving 
holidays with her mother. 

There are several freshmen who 
often wonder if they will ever lok as 
"seniorfied" as Winnifred and Fluff 

The following letters have been 
found and if the person who lost them 
will let us know, she may get the re- 

It has been heard all over the cam- 
pus that Mary Robertson is very anx- 
ious to know the price of one of those 
cute little letters .that she sees Helen 
Townsend wearing on her sweater. 

There are some of us who will be 
glad when we can no longer hear the 
following remarks from "upperclasa- 
men: "Rat, go ask that man for a 
piece of chewing gum." "Freshman, 
tell every girl on this hall that Anny 
May's right eye itches," etc. 

How does a long girl court? 
Same as a short. 

Why does a cat always whine? 
Because hs has so many violin 
strings in him. 

A hope chest may have its uses 
lent; a vanity case gets quicker re- 

It is better to have loved a short 
man than never to have loved a tall. 

Why are womens minds so much 
cleaner than men's? 
They change them so often. 

Money talks but it never gives it- 
self away. 

Parody on "That Old Gang of Mine" 

Gee but I'd give the world to see 
that sweet, sweet man o' mine 

I can't forget those dashing eyes that 
said little girl be mine 

Good bye forever old hot shots and 

Good by forever old buller and brags 

Dad burn 'em! 
Gee, but I'd give the world to see 
that sweet, sweet man o' mine! 

Ought To Fit 

Andrew Jackson: "I want a couple 
of pillow-cases." 

Clerk: "What size?" 

Andrew J.: "I don't know, but I 
wear a size 7 3-4 hat." 


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We specialize in Ho-made 
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'"The Store That Is 

Montevallo, Ala. 

Vol. 2 




'Parallelisms in Poetry and Music" 

The building committee of the board 
of trustees of Alabama College, at a 
meeting held in Montgomery, Friday, 
January 9, awarded contracts for the 
construction of a hew dorihitory which 
is to be known as Janet Ramsey Hall, 
and a new residence for the president. 

The general construction contract 
went to Batson & Cook, of West Point, 
Ga. The contract price for the erec- 
tion of both buildings was approxi- 
mately $173,000. The new dormitory 
is to be named in honor of the mother 
of Erskine Ramsay, Birmingham capi- 
talist, and philanthropist, who donated 
$100,000 to the Greater Alabama Col- 
lege campaign. Work on these build- 
ings will begin within the next two 


Politics has been in the air since we 
returned to school after the holidays, 
and on Friday night, January 9, the 
freshman class gathered in the chapel 
for the purpose of expressing, by bal- 
lot, their political convictions, and the 
result of their intensive political think- 
ing. The contest proved to be a 
heated one, and much interest was 
shown by the lowly rats, proving per- 
haps that they are really doing a lot 
of growing up this year. The result 
of the election, as reported by the au- 
thorities, was as follows: President, 
Una Franklin; vice president, Lydia 
Finkler; secretary, Mary Kate Derby; 
treasurer, Elizabeth Wilson; executive 
board representative, Edith Del- 
champs. i^^BJit ii i - - 

t.,-. r ' v a jv ^-' v ''' - ^vHK''''i 


In Marriage of Figaro 


In Marriage of Figaro 

Mark of Breeding 

Good manners is the art of making 
those people easy with whom we con- 
verse. Whoever makes the fewest 
people uneasy Is the best bred in the 
company.— Swift. 

It is difficult to describe Mrs. Por- 
ter's work in the programs she pre- 
sents, since it is so absolutely unlike 
anything that has been heard before. 
Mrs. Porter is an originator in this 
unique association of the arts of 
poetry and music, and not only re- 
veals a rare discrimination in select- 
ing bits of noble literature and mu- 
sical compositions identical in mood, 
but displays remarkable versatility in 
being able to present both the spoken 
word] and the parallel musical number 
immediately following with equal 
power and beauty of interpretation. 

Each program is prefaced by a short 
explanatory lecture, the result being 
a delightful form of education, as well 
as entertainment. In fact, these novel 
presentations have been termed by 
educators, "The Highest Form of 
Teaching Poetical and Musical Appre- 
ciation." For this reason, these pro- 
grams are not only sought by Wom- 
an's Clubs, as being something un- 
usually choice and "different," but 
they are eminently appropriate and 
valuable for colleges, schools, music 
departments, university clubs and all 
literary and musical organizations. 

While a high standard is maintained 
throughout, the variety of selections 
featured on each program, appeals to 
I a widely varying range of tastes. Here 
is an example of what other people 
think of Mrs. Porter and her work: 

"We considered your program one 
of the most enjoyable, as well as 
worth while, that we have had for 
years. Every one was most enthusias- 
tic and told me how greatly they had 
enjoyed every moment of your 'Paral- 
lelisms in Poetry and Music* Your 
piano-playing is in itself of the highest 
order and coupled with your exquisite 
rendering of the poems, make a unique 
program long to be remembered with 
great pleasure, and filling us with the 
desire to hear you again." 


President Roxburghe Club, Roxbury, 

Mrs. Porter is coming to Alabama 
College on Saturday evening, Janu- 
ary 17, and will give the following 


Sea Fever Mansfield 

Sea Song MacDowell 

The Great Breath Russell 

A Winter Sunset Porter 

The Dandelions : -..Cone 

Prelude (Retrouve en 1918) Chopin 

From "Pippa Passes" Browning 

Chant Pclonais Chopin-Liszt 

The Ladies of St. James's Dobson 

Minuet Boccherini-Joseffy 

Country Gardens Grainger 

Leetle Lac Grenier Drummond 

Old French Folk Songs Tiersot 

John Anderson Burns 

Old Gaelic Tune.-.. Arr. by Hopekirk 

Leetla Giuseppina Daly 

Tarantella De Paz 

From "Pauline" Browning 

Prelude in G major Rachmaninoff 

Epilogue to Asolando Browning 

Finale (Symphonic Etudes) Schumann 

The last meeting of the Calkins 
Music Club, on December 11, was 
made more enjoyable by a program 
by several members of the music fac- 
ulty. Miss Polly Gibbs, pianiste, ren- 
dered Palmgren's "Cradle Song," and 
Miss Rebecca D. Stoy, contralto, sang 
"Silent Noon," by Vaughn Williams. 
Miss May Andrews played on the Vic- 
trola, George Gershwin's "Rhapsody 
in Blue," which is novel in — though 
being a concerto on a jazz theme, 
really good music. 

The interest of the faculty in our 
work is always appreciated, and we 
hope to have them on our program 


Alabama College is fortunate in se- 
curing for Monday evening, February 
2, William Wade Hinslow's production 
of "The Marriage of Figaro," by Mo- 

This opera has been given in almost 
every European country in many lan- 
guages innumerable times, although it 
has had comparatively few perform- 
ances in America and almost none out- 
side of the performance at the Metro- 
politan Opera House in New York, 
where it has always been sung in 
Italian. In London it has nearly al- 
ways been given in English at the 
Royal Opera Covent Garden, but there 
have been no performances of it in 
America in English by professional 
opera companies. Mr. Hinshaw has 
clearly recognized that given in Eng- 
lish and he has had a new libretto 
made for it in English by H. O. Os- 
good who has made it into witty up- 
to-date English with sparkling dia- 
logue and euphonious singable lyrics. 
The opera thereby becomes a comedy 
with music— brilliant scintillating 
mutic — such only Mozart could write. 

For the cast of "Figaro," Mr. Hin- 
shaw has engaged artists cf interna- 
tional fame, most of whom have al- 
ready sung the opera many times in 
various European opera houses, and a 
musical director, Ernest Knoch, has 
made a name for himself as a Mozart 

The artists are Mme. Clytie Hine. 
soprano, as "Countess Almaviva;" 
Miss Edith Fleischer, soprano as 
"Susanna;" Miss Celia Turrill, mezzo- 
.sonraao^aa. ."ChwnMnQi:'. Paul Ludl- 
kar, bass-baritone, as "Figaro;" Al- 
fredo Valenti, bass-baritone, as "Count 
Almaviva;" Ralph Brainard, tenor, as 
"Basilio," and Herman ' Gelhausen, 
baritone, as "Dr. Bartclo." 

As produced by Mr. Hinshaw, 
"Figaro" will delight all, musician and 
layman alikefl It is the most ambio- 
tious production as yet undertaken by 
Mr. Hinshaw for presentation on 
concert courses. It was written by 
Beaumarchais as the sequel to his 
earlier comedy, "The Barber of Se- 
ville," and the same characters are 
carried on with a few new ones added. 
Fibarog, the barber, has been re- 
warded for his services to the Count 
Almaviva, in winning the hand of 
Rosina, who is now the Countess Al- 
maviva, by being made the personal 
servant of the count Figaro loves Su- 
sanna, maid to the countess, and who 
is also the object of the ever change- 
agle affections of the count, and it is 
only through a mesh of clever in- 
trigue in which he is aided by the 
Countess and her page. Cherubino, 
that he is able to circumvent the 
count, save Susanna and force the 
count's consent to the marriage. Ba- 
sillio, music teacher, is the obsequious 
instrument of the count in his esca- 
pades with women, and the count re- 
ceives also aid of Bartolo, and his 
housekeeper, Marcellina. There are 

plots and counter plots which with in- 
trigue and disguises keep one guess- 
ing, and the audience is kept in a con- 
tinuous stream of laughter when not 
entranced by the rapturous strains of 
the music. 

The marriage of Figaro was given in 
Carnegie Hall in November, and the 
New York Times said of it: 

"A comedy with a bedroom dis- 
creetly off stage, many panel doors, a 
painted screen and such like parapher- 
nalia of polite flirtation, all curtained 
lavishly in metal-lustre silks of up- 
Lo-date Broadway, entertained a laugh- 
ing audience are rarely entertained 
in classic concert rooms. "Les Folies 
d'un Jour" of Beaumarchais, the aris- 
tocratic "Follies" of a day as old as 
America's War of Independence, but 
musically immortalized in Mczart's 
"Marriage of Figaro," was presented 
by William Wade Hinshaw's company 
as the latest of a half dozen sequels 
to the little Mozart operas given some 
years ago by Metropolitan stars who 
established the Society of American 

In the laughter, applause and flow- 
ers of last night's house lay a demon- 
stration of the delight of "opera in 
English," when rehearsed and reju- 
venated to eye and ear by accom- 
plished artists. Done with spoken 
dialogue — as "Figaro" was in Paris 
even at the time of the French Revo- 
lution, the play was appreciated and 
the arias and light ensembles also 
were often clearly heard in words as 
well as melody. The text, like Kreh- 
biel's version of "The Impressario" 
among its predecessors, was done over 
by H. O. Osgood from the Italian lib- 
retto of that hale Columbian, Lorenzo 
da Ponte, who lies buried in New 

If Pavel Ludikar exaggerated the ac- 
cent of Figaro, he acted the famous 
Seville barber with a fine swagger. 
Editha Fleischer, late of the Dag- 
nerians, n "hievod English as neat »s 
the maid Susanna's nimble ankles. 
Clytie Hine and Alfredo Valenti, the 
former Alfred Kaufman of the Cen- 
tury Opera, were a distinguished 
Countess Rosina and Count Almaviva, 
while a Covent Garden Cherubino, 
Miss Celia Turrell, put the dancing 
finish to many a duo and terzet. She 
also "doubled" as the old Marceline, 
as did Falph Brainerd for the Basilio 
and a Justice of the Peace, and Her- 
man Gelhausen for both a gardener 
and old Bartolo. 

Ernest Knoch, hero of Monday's 
English "Rhinegold" by another 
troupe, led Mr. Hinshaw's specially 
engaged orchestra of twenty-five Phil- 
harmonic men. A large audience and 
one fashionably late in arriving de- 
layed the start, but remained keenly 
interested till the end, near midnight. 
The opera was brilliantly costumed 
from quaint design by Ethel Fox, a 
daughter of the late James Fox of the 


January 17. — Birmingham Southern 
vs. Alabama College. 

January 31— Jacksonville State Nor- 
mal vs. Alabama College. 

February 13 — Woman's Colleve vs. 
Alabama College. 

Everybody back the team; it is the 
best of all the teams. Our college has 
the reputation of clean sportsman- 
ship. Let us make our college spirit 
and good sportsmanship even better 
than it has been in the past. No one 
wants to miss the game . Saturday, 
January 17, when our team will play 
its first game. Be there wit hall ycur 


In Marriage of Figaro 



New Definition 

Little Henry was visiting his grand 
parents in Princeton. He came rush- 
ing into the house one morning and 
asked: "Grandma, lias grandpa got 
a sawdust pump?" 

An auger was the instrument he nad 
in mind. — Indianapolis News. 

Mercury Has No Air 

The planet Mercury, according to 
astronomers, bus little if any, air. A 
test made No\ ember 7, 1914, when 
Mercury passed between the earth and 
the sun, showed traces of fuzziness, in- 
dicating air, around the planet. 


Dean O. C. Carmichael, who has 
been on leave of absence for the past 
year, has again resumed his regular 
duties, releasing Mr. Ward, who has 
been engaged as director of the Mil- 
lion Dollar Drive, and the student 
body wishes to express its apprecia- 
tion for the splendid type of work he 
has done in the interest of the insti- 
tution, as well as to welcome him 
heartily, as he returns to us to take 
up again his official duties. 


Even though the weather was storm- 
ing, a swift game of basket ball was 
witnessed by a large crowd in the 
gym Saturday afternoon. Both teams 
displayed excellent pass work. The 
game was the first played by the Ala- 
bama College team since change in 
the rules was made. However, she 
"lead the line" throughout the game. 
During the last quarter all held their 
breath with suspense for Monte's po- 
sition became doubtful against the 
strong Birmingham-Southern team. 
The latter improved perceptibly in 
speed and accuracy during the last 
half. The score at end of first half 
was 28-14 in favor of Monte, but when 
time was called for for last quarter 
the score was 35-30, with both teams 
showing strength, and confidence in 
the victory. 

The "Southern" girls are good play- 
ers and equally good sports. The game 
was made more interesting by the two 
teams being as nearly matched. 

Fad and Keahey showed superior 
work and thrilled the fans with many 
fiel dthrows. Sket, taking Keahey's 
play one quarter, lived up to her old 
form. Berriman promises to be a 
strong center, showing admirable 
work in her first game, displaying 
both poise and alacrity in work. Mabel 
Preston, also a freshman, did splendid 
pass work. 

Helen and Bill did not disappoint 
their line of supporters. They showed 
their stuff in the usual way. 
Alabama College has the stuff, 
She treats 'em square, but treats 'em 

She's sure to keep her old time fame 
Because she plays a true sports game. 



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A long hall of a dormitory, lined 
with trunks. A door bursts open and 
a tousled head sticks out. 

"Oh Sal! Come 'ere quick!" 

"W.hat'ye want?" came the muffled 
reply. .y " " \ T 

"Just got a 'special.' Hurry!" 

The reply, "I'm coming right now," 
was true. Sal came running down the 
hall and entered Sue's room in such 
a hurry that she knocked her hip 
against the foot of a bed. 

"Oh boy," laughed Alice, "You're 
getting so fat, Sal, you can't get in 
the room. Better let Sal eat her's in 
the hall, because if she gained any 
while she was in this room she'd never 
be able to get out." 

From Sue, "That's the truth. How 
much have you gained since we came, 

"Why do you want to bring up such 
a painful subject on such a pleasant 
occasion?" moaned Sal. "Every one 
cf you know I've gained fifteen pounds 
in the last six weeks and we have 
six more weeks before Christmas, so 
I guess I'll gain fifteen more. Oh '. 
Horrors! I hadn't thought about it 
before, Don will be at home with his 
new "frat" pin and he won't be able 
to put his arm orund me to put it on." 
Sal fell on the bed in the midst of 
the wrapping paper from the box and 
wept shamelessly while the others 
howled with joy at the tragic () ? situ- 
ation. Everybody on that hall knew 
of Sal's "Don" and of the "Specials" 
he sent every Sunday. Alice and Sue 
also knew that Sal had sent Don a 
snapshot of herself and that the 
"Special" that came after he had re 
ceived it had been shorter than the 
others, he had actually mentioned 
meeting another girl, and to cap the 
climax of woe, he had said, "from 
your snapshot they must feed you all 
well up there." Thus, at any teasing 
remark about her weight Sal melted 
into tears. Alice's untimely remark: 
"Oh, hush, Sal. Boys never do stick 
to one girl long anyway," only increas- 
ed Sal's woe. Soon they realized that 
Sal was really hurt and they stopped 
their teasing. 

Sue, always backing Sal, jumped 
on the bed with her and shook her: 
"Hush, Sal. I have a brilliant idea! 
If you don't hush and listen I won't 
tell you a word of it." 

Sal cried less violently an dSue un- 
folded her plan. "If you've gained 
fifteen pounds in six weeks, why can't 
you lose fifteen pounds in six 

"Oh, I can't. I'm one of the kind 
that get fat quick, but never lose. And 
I just can't stop eating. I'd just as 
soon die." Sal dived back into the 
pillow and renewed her wails. 

Sue was nothing daunted. She and 
Sal were friends from "prep" school 
days and she knew how to rouse her. 
"Listn, Sal, do you love Don?" 

From the pillow, "You, you know I 

"Well, do you want him to give that 
'frat' pin to that other jane?" 

"Oh-h-h h," from the pillow. 

"Then for heaven's sake don't be 
a jelly-fish and let her get him. You 
can make yourself do without sweets 
and take exercise every night and you 
surely ought to fall off some before 

"I'll do it, Sue. I will. If it kills 
me. I'll fall off fifteen pounds be- 
fore Christmas or bust." 

"Nobly said," shouted Alice, "fif- 
teen rahs for Sal, Sal, Sally!" 

And Sal stuck to her word. For 
five weeks she had eaten practically 
nothing but fruit. She was thin and 
pale. Alice and Sue were worried sick 
and begged her to eat. "Come on, Sal, 
and eat this roll. Just one won't make 

you fat and you know you almost 
fainted coming up the steps today." 

"No. I can't. If I eat one thing 
that's fattening I'll keep right on and 
gain some more." 

"But, Sal, Dr. Marshall asked me 
about you today and it was all I could 
do to keep from telling her. Just be- 
cause Don hasn't sent you a "Special" 
for two weeks is no reason for you 
to kill yourself. 

"Oh, I wish you all would let me 

"I'm going to get a box from home 
tonight. Will you eat a little then, 
Sal? Mother said she was putting in 
a loaf of nut-bread especially for you." 

"If you all will stop worryiing me 
now I'll promise to eat some tonight. 
I'm trying to write a letter to Don to 
return his high school pin and I can't 
think." When the supper ogng sound- 
ed she had not written on that satis 
fied her, so she continued to write 
When ' Sue and Alice came up from 
supper, bringing the box of "eats' 
from Sue's homefolks, she had just 
sealed her letter and put in on the 
table by the little box that held the 

"All right, Sue, bring on the food. 
From now on I'm going to eat, drink 
and be merry — and fat. No more men 
in my young life to worry over." But 
here se did on unaccountable thing — 
put her head down in her hands and 
cried as if her heart would break. Sue 
and Alice exchanged wise glances but 
said never a word of Don. Instead, 
they began to open Sue's box and 
spread the good things on the ta- 

"Here, Sal, here's the whole breast 
of the chicken and a piece of that 
nut bread." 

"Remember what you promised us, 
Sal," from Alice when Sal made no 
move to take it. Sal took it and be- 
gan eating reluctantly but her reluc- 
tance soon vanished. She realized 
that she was famished and simply 
ravenous. Sue and Alice were so hap- 
py to see her eat that they could not 
fix things fast enough and they de- 
cided to feed all of the box that she 
would eat, to Sal, before they called 
in any of the other girls. Sal ate near- 
ly the whole chicken — and every 
crumb of the loaf of nut-bread. By 
the time that she had finished all 
this she began to have a queer feeling 
in her chest and head, and stomach 
and before the light bell rang she was 
too sick to hold up her head . Her 
stomach, unused to food for so long, 
had revelled at the large quantity she 
had eaten. Al'ce ran for Mr. Mar- 
shall while Sre bathed Sal's head and 
tried to help her bear the pain. Dr. 
Marshall soon arrived and carried Sal 
to the infirmary where she was treat- 
ed for her overeating, as only college 
doctors can. And only by reason of 
this rigid treatment was Sal able to 
leave for the Christmas holidays when 
all of the others did. As she kissed 
Sue good-bye at the train she said, 
"I'll write at least once during the 
holidays, Sue. There'll be nothing to 
tell you because I'll not be doing a 
thing, but I'm going to write because 
I love you 'so good'," 

The conductor said, "All aboard, 
Miss. The train's fixin' to leave." So 
Sal had to jump on and she and Sue 
exchanged frantic waves until they 
lost sight of each other. 
Sue's surprise was great, when on 

right over my heart. It's precious; in 
more ways than one. Now I'll tell you 
why Don didn't send those two "Spe- 
cials" or _write. He broke his right 
arm in "that football game that we 
were so proud he was allowed to "sub" 
in and got a knock on the head that 
made him unconscious for an hour or 
two. You know the game was on Sat- 
urday and that accounts for that Sun- 
day's "Special." He couldn't write 
the next week so he sent me a box 
of flowers. That must have been that 
unclaimed "Special" that had no name 
on it when it. reached college. It 
never entered my head to claim it be- 
cause Don had never sent me flow- 
ers. You know I told you how funny 
and dear he is (he was dear to me all 
the time, even when I wouldn't admit 
it to myself), he didn't want me to 
know he had broken his arm because, 
as he said, he didn't want to pull the 
"wounded hero stuff." And he was 
the hero of that game! I'm too proud 
of him for words. Dad is tapping on 
the door, so I'll have to stop. I can 
never thank you enough for these darl- 
inf pajamas. 

I love you none the less for loving 
Don so much and I could not love you 


P. S. — Don can use his left arm 
beautifully — I mean in encircling 
things. I had to cut his turkey up for 

P. S. 2 — Don says he doesn't care 
how fat I get, but I will never get 
that fat again. 



"Don Basilio" 
In Marriage of Figaro 

First Aid for Neuralgia 

As a remedy for neuralgia get a 
thick slice of bread, soak one side in 
boiling water and sprinkle cayenne 
pepper over the dry, hoi side and ap- 
ply to the face. This application is 
better than a mustard plaster, as it 
does not blister the face. 

Flowers' Preferences 

There seems to be something about 
certain persons that violets really (lis 
like, and not only will they withhold 
their perfume but tlie.v will droop as 
well. Mitch the same kind of thing has 
been observed in the more delicate 
sorts of roses. 

Uncle Ebert 

"De discovery of a new comet," said 
Uncle Kben. "makes a heap o' talk. 
Hut when yon comes right down to 
human requirements, 'taint near as im- 
portant as de discovery of n two-dollar 
bill in last winter's pants." — Washing 
ton Star. 

Free Speech Imperative 

Free speech is to a great people 
what winds are to oceans and malaria] 
regions, which jvnft away the ele- 
ments of d'sease. and bring new ele- 
ments of health : and where free 
speech is stopped, miasma is bred and 
death comes fast. — Henry Ward 

Ban "Fat Lady" 

"Fat ladies" will be banned from 
future Oxford fairs, municipal author- 
ities have deeid d. Corpulent women 
the day after Christmas she received stated on a stage before scores of 

the following letter from Sal: 

Christmas Night, 11:30 P. M. 
Dearest Old Sue: 

Mamma and dad have sent Don 
home and made me come to bed at 
this hour because they said we both 
needed rest. But I just had to tell 
you (I almost feel like you're a part 
of me) how happy I am. Oh, Sue! 
There is an ATO pin on my pajamas 
(thosedarling pajamas you gave me) 

gaping eyes constitute "the most vul- 
gar sort of shows." a civic committee 
decided after visiting a recent fair. 

Cheating Inventive Talent 

It is a special trick of low cunning 
to squeeze out knowledge from a pod- 
est man who is eminent in any science 
and then to use it as legally acquired 
and pass the source in total silence. — 
Horace Walpole. 

Many Legends About 

Scots' Patron Saint 

From time immemorial, St. .Andrew 
has been the patron saint of Scotland, 
to whom November 30 has been dedi- 
cated. He first comes to o-- knowl- 
edge through the gospels, which state 
that he was the brother of Simon 
Peter, and a son of Jonas, a fisher- 
man of Bethsaida, on the northwest- 
ern shore of the Sea of Galilee. He 
had been a disciple of John the Bap- 
tist, but left his former master and at- 
tached himself to our Lord, to whom 
he brought his brother. Simon Peter, 
says the Springfield Republican. 

The traditions about St. Andrew are 
various. The early Father Kusebius 
states that be pleached in Scythia on 
the north side of the Black sea. Je- 
rome and Theodoret named Achaia, or 
southern Greece, as the field of his 
labors after (he ascension of our Lord; 
and he is said to have been crucified 
it Pan-as in Achaia on a cross in the 
form of the letter X, known since 
I hen as St. Andrew's Cross. 

Two hundred and eighty years latter 
bis bones were removed to Constanti- 
nople. About the year GCO they were 
again exhumed and committed to the 
care of a pious man named Pule or 
Regulus, who, after a stormy voyage 
of a year and a half, was wrecked on 
the promontory of the Wild Boar on 
the North sea, now the coast of Fife- 
shire, Scotland. Out of the wreck 
Regulus saved the bag containing the 
bones of St. Andrew. 

Regulus was received with gratitude 
and affection by the people; a piece 
of ground was gifted by the king to 
God and St. Andrew, and the bones 
were again interred. In a cave in a 
sandstone cliff hard by Regulus took 
up his abode, to guard the place where 
the treasure lay and to preach the 
gospel of Christ. Through the preach 
ing of the holy man many of the Picts 
were converted and the little monas 
tery of wicker work or chapel of rude 
stones gathered from the neighboring 
beach, which had been built over the 
place where the bones of the apostle 
had been laid, became a place of sa- 
cred pilgrimage. A little (own sprang 
up close by and received the name of 
St. Andrew's. The srreat cathedral of 
St. Regulus, the ruins of which si ill 
dominate the old town, was erected in 
honor of him who had brought to the 
place the bon s of the apostle, and 
renown. In this way St. Andrew be- 
came the patron saint of Scotland. 



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We are sorry to have lost from our 
number two members and a pledge. 
Twitty, an old member, and Evelyn 
Norris, a promising pledge, found it 
inconvenient to return. Gage was un- 
able to keep up her work, on account 
of ill health so she came back fcr just 
a few days to pack her things and 
bid. her many friends good by. The 
last night .a few of the members 
cooked supper at the club room and 
made merry with her before, she left. 

Santa was gcod to us all, but none 
of the members seem to have made 
use of the last of Leap Year, though 
Patty vows she did and Mrs. Lyman 
says Hattie hasn't eaten much lately. 

"A." Murphree is in her glory now 
making the pledges work. You should 
see Rosa reading French, Julia mani- 
curing her nails, and Fannie cleaning 
the room! "R." ccmesln for her share 
of making them work, and they've 
learned that i'ts best to dodge granny. 

Pledges, that's not anything com- 
pared to what you'll have to do later 
' and, take this tip from me, initiation 
is fierce! The slats are ready! 

We are glad that the following 
pledges are eligible for initiation: 
Fannie Morton, Mary Robertson, Rosa 
Perry, Lucy Stevens and Lucy McCal- 
ley. Luke, how'd you ever do it? 

We are proud of everyone of ycu 
and are looking forward to initiation 



On Sunday, the 14th of December, 
the Alpha Omega Club, with the as- 
sistance of Miss Sutphen and Rev. 
Carmichael, held a Christmas service 
at the Aldrich prison, After severel 
Christmas carols were sung Rev. Car- 
michael delivered a most interesting 
and inspiring address. The club also 
donated presents to the Community 
Christmas tree at Wilton. 

The pledges have started their daily 
routine and they have found that the 
Alpha Phi Omega doesn't mean may- 
be when they say "do." ' 

Miriam Ernst spent a week of the 
Christmas holidays with relatives and 
friends in Birmingham, and a week 
with Catherine Ortmann in Demopolis. 


Well! We've had our rain; nov, 
we'll have our hockey. Come all yt 
seniors and juniors for those freshmen 
and sophs certainly have 1 a goodlj 
number who expect to be T-H-E stars 
and the way they've learned to send 
the ball flying seems reason enough 
that there's chance for them; unless 
the seniors and juniors come out and 
make the balls skid across the old 
field and into the goal. 

The following pledges made the re- 
quired average in the first term's work 
and are eligible for initiation: Mar- 
tha Fuguay, True Marble, Irma Long, 
Margaret Coleman, Margaret Grayson, 
Mary Elizabeth Moody, Alice Also- 
brook, Mary Wiley and Kathleen Mc- 
Cormick. Overnight, these girls seem 
to have developed most amiable trails 
of cahracter and are unusually willing 
to. be of any assistance to all Tut 
wilers. Like the proverbial thunder 
bolt out of clear skies. All kinds of 
good trails in their make-ups, long for- 
gotten and grcwn rusty because of dis- 
use, come suddenly bubbling to sur- 
face and vie with each other for favor 
of old members of the club. We won- 
der why? 

Hattie McLeod has decided to re? 
main at home the remaining months cf 
winter. Her many friends down here 
regret that she will not be back 
with us. 

Ina Mae Malone is ill at her home in 
Anniston. We hope that she will soon 
be able to come on back to Mcnte- 

Bettie Reid, a former student at Ala- 
bama College, has returned to school 
to be here for the remaining months 
3f this year. She attended Weslayn 
College the first of this year. 

Gladys McLeod, a graduate of Ala- 
bama College, is coming back to take 
a post-graduate course. She is ex- 
pected to be here the first of next 

Mary Easterly is back with us this 
/ear. We think she's starting the year 
off right, much to the delight of all 

Another victory fcr Can Cupid, with 
all his love-poisoned arrows, clever- 
ness and secret devices, he wages fu- 
rious onslaught on those favored by 
him— we have another victim who has 
jurrendered completely and wholly to 
-his King of Hearts. 

Mayo Pardue, a former student of 
Alabama College, became the bride of 
Mr. Maurice Hammond, of Keystone, 
Ala., during the Christmas holidays. 
We Wish for them all the happiness 
;hat the years can hold. 


Miss Helen Chancellor will have as 
her guests soon Misses Ellie and Ruby 
DeLoach, of Childersburg. 

Miss Tabor was recently called to 
New York on account of the illness 
of her mother. Every club member 
wishes for Mrs. Tabor a speedy, sure 

Neither Miss Mitylene Vildibill, Bir 
mingham, nor Miss Mary Gilland, 
Goodwater, has returned to school 
from the holidays because of illness. 
It is hoped that they may come back 

Miss Clara Redden, Vernon, Ala , 
will not resume her studies at Monte- 
vallo this year. Clara was a jolly, 
good pledge and it is not easy to give 
her up. 

The next big part of club life is 
initiation week and "Coming Out" 
| night. Everyone is looking forward 
to these events. 


All of the members are back after 
having enjoyed the Christmas holi- 
days and are planning great things 
far the club during the New Year. 

Just before going home the club re- 
vived a pleasant surprise in the form 
°f a box from cur former president, 
Gus sie Haygood, who is teaching home 
e conomics, at Girard, Ala. 

We are looking forward to taking 
*he pledges into the club and intend 
F° give them a hearty welcome. 

In Marriage of Figaro 

Bettie Reid has returned to Ala- 
bama College after spending the first 
term at Wesleyan, Macon, Ga. We 
are very glad to welcome her back 

We regret that Hazel Hendrick will 
be with us no longer. She began the 
second sewester at Woman's College, 
where she is to pursue her higher 

Mary Easterly is back at her Alma 
Mater where she will seek a degree 
this June. It is a pleasure to have 
her with us once more. 

Katheryn and Jessie Hobbs Mcr 
rison returned to school late Monday 
afternoon, having been detained by 
the critical illness of their cousin, Eu 
gene Morrison, Jr. 

The many friends of Miss Mary 
Lewis cordially welcome her upon her 
return from Europe. 

Doctor and Mrs. Palmer have re 
;urned from New York, where they 
spent the holidays with their son and 

Bettie Reid is spending the week- 
end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles Reid, in Selma. 

Evelyn Norris is spending the win- 
ter quarters at home. Her many 
friends regret the loss of her from our 
college number. 

Miss Annie Louise Moon was the 
guest of Nena McDuffie and Lula Haw- 
kins for the Birmingham-Southern 

Hattie McLeod is not returning this 
term and we all miss her very much. 
However, we are hoping to have her 
sister, Gladys, with us soon. 

Kathryn Angle, Alice Bargainer and 
Annie Mae Skinner spent the past 
week-end in Columbiana. 

Mary Katheryn Willingham is ill in 
a Birmingham infirmary, where she 
underwent an operation for appen- 

Joyce Stapler was unable to return 
with the rest of us on account of the 
illness cf her mother. We are glad 
to have her with us now, however. 

Charlotte Smith decided to begin 
the new year right by returning to 
"Monty." We are glad to have her 
with us again. 

Ina Mae Malone is ill at her home 
in Anniston. Her many friends will be 
anticipating a speedy recovery and 
look forward to her return at an early 

Weedie Reynolds is spending the 
winter with her family in Clanton. 

We regret that Gage Morton had to 
return to her home in Bessemer on ac 
count of illness and will not be with 
us this term. 

Katheryn Angle and Mary Dudley 
Gray are spending the week-end in 
Birmingham with relatives and 

Christine Mitchell was unable to re- 
turn fcr several days on account of 
illness. However, she is back with us 
now and we are glad to have her. 


Musical Director of Marriage of 

The third student recital on Decem- 
ber 13 was a varied and interesting 
one. The program rendered was: 

Piano sole, "Valse Caprice" (Karga- 
noff), Miriam Ernst. 

Vocal solo, "Now Sleeps the Crim- 
son Petal" (Quilter), Katherine Kirk- 

Piano solo, "Tarantella" (Prezonka), 
Charles Mehal'fey. 

Vocal solo, "Florian Song" (God- 
ard), Althea Hughes. 

Piano solo, "ong Caprice" (Mac- 
Dowell), Irene Wilalims. 

Vocal solo, "Rose Softly Blooming" 
(Spchr), Elizabeth Granberry. 

Piano solo, "Danse Polonaise" (J. 
Albert Jeffery), Grace Black. 

VioMn solo, "Romance Op. 40" 
(Beethoven), Mary McConaughy. 

Piano solo, "Tcccato" (Jonas), 
Genevieve Turberville. 

Vocal solo, "A Dream" (Bartlett), 
Miimie Peebles Johnson. 

Piano solo, "Fantasie Impromptu" 
(Chopin), Alice Mahler. 

Trio in C major, "Allegro" (Mozart), 
Florence London, pianiste; Anne Long, 
violiniste; Louise Glover, celliste 


Mark Twain's Deft Compli- 
ment to Great Soldier. 

The first meeting of Samuel L. 
Clemens and Gem -ful Grant — men 
must unlike, yet destined to be close- 
ly associated — was in 1S(!8 when Mark 
Twain was a newspaper correspondent 
iu Washington. He had arranged for 
m interview with Grunt, says the 
Mentor, and hud looked forward to it 
with lively expectations, but when he 
gazed into the imperturable, unsmiling 
face of the soldier he found himself 
for once in his life with nothing in 
particular to say. Grant nodded to 
him and waited in silence. At hist 
Mark Twain's native resources came 
to his rescue. 

"General," he said, "I seem to be 
a little embarrassed. Are you?" 

That broke the ice. and all went well 
with them thereafter. 

In 1ST!) they met again. Meanwhile 
Mark Twain had become world fam- 
ous, and General Grant had been 
President of the United States twice 
md had made a tour of the world, re- 
ceiving an ovation in every'lend. On 
his return the' Army of the Tennessee 
gave him a magnificent reception in 
Chicago, and the greatest men of the 
country were there to pay him tribute, 
Mark "wain among them. 

Carter Harrison, then mayor of Chi- 
cago, was host and when Mark Twain 
came in introduced him to Grant. The 
general greeted him gravely and then 
looking Mark calmly In the eye, said, 
"Mr. Clemens, I am not embarrassed ; 
are yon?" 

On that night, when Logan, Ilurl- 
luit, Vilas, Woodford, Pope, Robert G. 
Ingersoll and other brilliant men 
spoke, Mark Twain, although he was 
not caller! on until half past two in 
the morning at the ea£ of a long list 
of speakers, was the bright particular 
star. Mark Twain had responded at 
many public dinners most happily to 
the toast "The Ladies," but for this 
occasion with whimsical fancy he 
■ •hose "The Babies." His opening 
words were: 

"We haven't all had the good for- 
tune to he ladies; we haven't all been 
generals or poets or statesmen: but 
when the toast works down to the 
babies we stand on common ground." 

At that rhe tired audience waked up 
and with each sentence the enthusi- 
asm of the assembly grew visibly and 
audibly. When he reached the begin- 
ning of Ids final paragraph, "Among 
he three or four million cradles now 
rocking in the land are some which 
ibis nation would preserve for ages 
as sacred things if we could know 
which ones they are," the -vast audi- 
ence waited breathless for his conclu- 
sion: "And now in his cradle, some- 
where under the flag, the future illlts- 
tidous commander-in-chief of the Amer- 
ican armies is so little burdened with 
his approaching grandeurs and re- 
sponsibilities as to be giving hi,, 
whole strategic mind at this moment 
id trying to find out some way jtc. 
get his own big toe into his nio.itli — 
:n achievement which — meaning nt 
disrespect — < lie illustrious guest of 
this evening a'so turned his attention 
io some 56 years ago." 

He paused, and the vast crowd had 
a chill of fear. After all he seemed 
ikely to overdo it. 

No one knew better thar Marl; 
Twain the value of a pause. He 
d long enough to let the silence he- 
ome absolute; then, wheeling tc 
Grunt himself, he said with the dra 
mafic power of which he was master.' 
"And if the child is but the father o. 
the man, there are mighty few who 
will doubt that he succeeded!" 

The crowd responded with a roar 
of appreciation. Even Grant's ir.>r: 
serenity broke, and he shook wit!; 
I aught r. 

Problems of Immigration 

Of the I-t.OOO.iKM) f(>:'«gii-born in 
this country, it estima'-d that near- 
ly one-fourth caitfiOt speu% the Eng.ise 
language and tk<U 3,(K)tK0O0 others 
wnnot res'.d it. 

Did His Best 

A young couple, recently married, 
had been riding with some friends, 
on reaching home t lie bride hurried 
ihe new uushand up lo the apartment 
witli orders to starl the coffee boiling, 
while she made a few necesary pur- 
chases at a neighboring store. Her 
consternation at the absent-minded 
and well-meaning husband was be- 
yond bounds when on hurrying into 
the kitchen she found the coffee boil 
Ing in the new electric percolator on 
top of the new gas stove, well sur- 
rounded by a hig:i flame.— Indianapo- 
lis News.' • ; 

Mean Trick Flayed on 

Indian Water Goddess 

it is difficult to exaggerate the im- 
portance of the large artificial lakes 
I hat .have been made' in all parts of 
India, for upon the regular supply of 
water from them the agriculturists, 
depend for the growth of their crops. 

Many of these tanks have been built 
at great expense, and it is not surpris- 
ing that the protection of some god. 
or goddess is necessary for the peace 
of mind of the people. 
. A collection of legends connected 
with such tanks would not be with- 
out interest. In the Kadiir district' 
of the Mysore state, there is a large 
artificial ' reservoir, know n as Ay-" 
yankore, we ll known to planters who 
frequently enjoy duck shooting there. 

The legend connected with this lake 
is as follows: Though the .goddess of 
the neighborhood permitted the con- 
struction of the bund, which, .held up 
the waters of the river, she was never 
really pleased about the matter. Af- 
ter a number of years her patience 
was exhausted, and when the water- 
man, in charge of the sluices, visited, 
the place in the early morning, she 
accosted him, and then informed him 
t lint she had determined to destroy 
the bund, and allow file wate.*s to 
How in their usual course. The water- 
man thought of the king and the royal 
family, and the thousands of people 
in the town of Sacrapatna below. 

Falling down before the goddess lie 
pleaded that he might he permitted to 
go to the town and inform the peo- 
ple of the impending disaster, wo that 
they, at least, might be saved. The 
goddess relented, and declared that 
she would not destroy the dam untii 
t he waterman returned to tell her 
that the necessary warning had been 
given. Delighted to be able to con- 
vey the warning to the king, the wa- 
terman ran to the town, and obtained 
..♦rmission to see tire king. 

On hearing the condition laid down 
by the goddess, the king quickly saw 
a way of escape. He immediately- 
gave orders that the waterman's head 1 
should be cut off, so that he shouklJ 
not be able to return to the goddess.. 
Hence it is tltat the dam still holds*. 
The goddess still waits patiently for 
the coming of the waterman, and 
holds faithfully to her promise. ' 

V/ord of Cld Origin 

The work "hike" in "luke-warm." 
simply means warm, being derive* 1 , 
from an old word "lew" meaning 
warm. The world was kept, but n 
translation was added; later on, how-- 
ever, people forgot that the wont 
"warm" was a translation of "hike," 
and thought that the "luke" part must 
refer to some special kind of warmth. 
In this way the "tepid" meaning 

The Lawless Average 

One trouble vvil'h the average man 
is that he generally considers himself 
above the average. — Des .Moines Reg- 

P. D. D. Pendleton 



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L^.U^h 'Too 

Dear Papa: 

I betcha, papa, that you are happy 
like anything to get from me a letter. 
Honest, papa, I am sorry that I cculd 
not make you happy before, but I was 
80 busy seeing differents things and 
differents people, that I could not find 
my time by which I should say some- 
thing. It's funny thing, papa, but in 
this college, which is supposed to be 
a good example from Democracy, we 
have plenty from class division. And 
these classes has not names just like 
human people. The fellers what come 
in this colege for the first time, they 
are Frenchmen. That is one religion 
what we has got lots of. Then the 
tellers from the second year, they are 
all Italians, because they are called 
" Wcp-percassmen." > The fellers in my 
cass, they are from the same religion 
like I am, because everybody calls 
them Jewniors, while the oldest fel- 
lers, they must be Spanish, for they 
are known as Seniors. Did you ever 
see. such a thing, papa? 

They do a thing here, papa, which 
I thought ony farmers do, but I guess 
that I made a big mistake. But even 
now I dcn't see how it's going to be. 
All the girls they are all excited, and 
one time when I heard one holler, 
"Hey, c'mon and watc hthe haysing," 
so I ran like everything and what do 
I see, papa? Again, papa, I ask you, 
what do I see? Papa, I didn't even 
see a load of hay. All I sam was some 
crazy girls running around with their 
hair rolled up, and their coats turned 
inside-out, an ddoing funny things. 
Maybe the girl what told me to see 
the haysing was drunk. I'm almost 
historical with nervous trouble. 

Hoping you are the same, 

Your loving daughter, 
IZZIE (Boston Beanpot) 

Girlie— I'm working hard to get 

Liz H.— You need one. 

We know a girl who has such a 
pug nose that every time she sneezes 
she blows her hat cff. 

Is there an opening here for a 
bright young lawyer? 

Yes; please close it when you go 

She — Say something soft and sweet 
to me. 
He — Custard pie. 

Wife (in a rage)— Are all men fools? 
Hubby (meekly)— No! Some are 

He — My, what grand children. 
She— Sir, these are my daughters. 

Razz— I see that John Barrymore is 
coming here in two weeks. 
• Beery: I'd- much rather see him in 
"Three Weeks." 

Mother (aside) — Edna, your collar 
looks tight. 

She — Oh, but mother, he isn't. 

Hey Pop! The goat just ate a jack- 

Daugit! Another hare in the butter. 

He— Ouch! I just bumped my crazy- 

She — well, comb your hair right and 
the bump won't show. 

I'm alone. Ain't we. 
How many in that berth? 
Only one. Here's our ticket. 

By— Jacks certainly engaged in 
some shady undertakings. 
Gosh— What's he been doing? 
Hanging awnings. 

Wears her stockings wrong side out 
because there's a hole in the other 

Quinine— If Minnie, in Indian, 
means water, what does Minnesota 

Arsenic — I'm sure I don't know. 
Quinine— Sota water, you poor 

If I were net myself 

I wonder who I'd be ; 
Do you reckon I'd have my name 

If not, who would be me 
It would be so funny, were I not me 
I think I'd like to try it out 

Just for adventure, don't you see? 
I wonder what I'd think about 

Thsi person I used to be — • 
I don't think I'd like to tell 

'Cause truth does not agree 
With what I'd like to be quite well. 
But wouldn't things be a joke 

If I found there is no me 
But another fellow just wears my 

And I couldn't make him see 
I'd try to speak but I'd have no 

I'd try to slap but have no hands 
It would be no joke if sprung 

Upon a person in this land 
Because they never would agree 

To let another be that me 
So I think it best, by far 
That we all be who we are. 

— Anny May Skinner. 

Nat H. — When is sugar like a pig's 

Mary H.— Why, how should I know? 
Nat— When it's in a hogshead, of 

Mary H. — What do kings do when 
they die? 

Edith E. — Don't know; what? 
Mary— Lie perfectly still. 

If all the women in the world went 
to China where would the men go? 
To Pekin, silly. 

Why does a sculptor die a horrible 

Because he makes faces and busts. 

v ' CLYTIE H1NE ' 

"Countess" /: t 
In Marriage of Figaro 

He — what makes you such a keen 

She— Why when I was young daddy 
used to apahk me with a razor strap 
and it kept, me on edge all the time. 

Mary H ,_why don't you ever laugh 
at my jokes? 

Nat H— I'm near sighted and cant 
see the point. 


"Count" / 
In Marriage of Figaro 


Ina Mae Malone 

How strange — to see freshmen 
working. No doubt there's a reason. 
Perhaps more than one — a whole club 
full, I dare say. 

Freshmen are not the only ones at 
work, either. Blame that on punk 
reports and encouragement from 

Miss Monk was provoked with her 
class and tempted to give them a test 
—but a quivering little voice from the 
back of the room, "Yield not to temp- 

Tom: "S'neagle." 

Dick: "S'not s'neagle; s'nowl." 

Harry: "S'neither; s'nostrich." 


First Freshman: "Where are the 
shower baths?" 

Second Freshman: "I don't know; 
I've only been here three weeks my- 
self." — N. C. Buccaneer. 

Love may be blind but those sitting 
near a spooning couple at the movies 
aer not. 

Miss Vickery: "Girls, I am dismiss- 
ing you early today. Please go out 
quietly so as not to wake the other 

Fond mother from regions above: 
"Dear, will you ask the young man to 
turn on the light and shut the front 
door from outside." — Exchange. 

They say that a fool an dhis money 
are soon parted but what worries me 
s how they ever got together in the 
first place. 

Everywhere you go you hear peo 
pie discussing evolution, but why wor-j 
ry about where we came from. I am 
much more interested in where I am 

We always feel sorry for the poor 
girl who gets her complexion on one 
cheek higher than the complexion on 
the other cheek. 

If women are to wear ears again, 
men will have to be more careful of 
what they say. 

Screen Opera Planned 

A new departure in moving-picture 
production will take place shortly on 
the leading Paris stage, for M. Bouehe, 
director of the opera, is arranging to 
show films with a musical accompani- 
ment of special significance. The plan 
has been under special consideration 
for a couple of years, but there were 
objections not easy to overcome, says 
the St. Paul Dispatch. 

For the first opera movie the "Mir- 
acle des Loups" is the film selected, 
for which M. Henri Babaud of the in- 
stitute, director of the Conservatoire 
nf Music and a' well-known composer, 
is furnishing nn original musical score. 
This blending of the oldest and the 
youngest of the arts naturally will in- 
terest both the vast public of the 
opera and that of the film balls, where 
the musical program has come to be 
recognized as of great importance to 
the effect produced by the pictures. 

His Record Speaks, but Ho 
Himself Is S tent. 

Kentucky has the most modest hero 
of the World war. 

She also has the "heroest hero" of 
the same war in the self-same indi 
vidual, and her claim to this distinc- 
tion is attested by General Pershing 
and Marshal Foch. says a special (lift 
patch from Lexington, Ky., to the 
Washington Star. 

Kentucky's star hero is Sargt. Wil- 
lie Sandlin, from Devil's Jump branch 
Hell-fer-Sartin creek, Leslie county, 
and he looks the part, with a wiry 
frame, determined jaw and keen aye. 
fearless as a fighter, but extremely 
shy at all attempts to exhibit his 

Willie— not a nickname, but a full- 
fledged monicker— was induced to 
come to Lexington for a celebration 
as the honored guest of Hugh McKee 
post 677, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 
and was introduced by B. E. Lee Mu: 1 - 
phy, stale commander. 

The Veterans of Foreign Wars elect- 
ed him to membership in that organi- 
zation for 20 years without payment 
of dues, with the promise that his 
membership would be renewed at the 
expiration of that time "if he lived 
longer than 20 years on the $10 a 
month allowed him by the veterans' 
bureau for the support of his wife, 
two children and himself." 

Here is the story, as it happened in 
one day: 

The general advance was on. Six 
divisions were participating. Sandlin 
was in command of a platoon. 

About seven o'clock in the morning 
the advance was checked by a hot fire 
from a machine gun nest. An order 
to halt and lie down came along the 
line. Sandlin's men heard it and 
obeyed. Sandlin did not. He ad- 
vanced directly on the machine gun 
nest, and at 30 yards threw a grenade. 
Three others followed, and he then 
jumped into the pit. Three of the 
eight men were alive and gave battle. 
Sandlin killed all of them with his 

The line came up and Sandlin re- 
sumed command of his men. Half an 
hour later machine gun Are again 
caused the order to halt. Sandlin did 
not. He rushed this nest as he did 
the other, employing the same tactics. 
This time, when his grenades were all 
spent, there were four men still de- 
fending the nest. Another single- 
handed battle— and they were all 
dead except Sandlin when the line 
line came up. 

The third nest encountered was not 
reached until two o'clock. Just as be- 
fore, Sandlin advanced upon it. His 
grenades in this instance wounded 
every man in the pit, but he had to 
dispatch two who still gave fight,: as 
well as the others whose wounds had 
not proved immediately fatal. 

Later that day Sergeant Sandlin 
participated in taking the strong pbint 
which was German battalion head- 

Odd Monkey Specimen 

One of the most interesting speci- 
mens in the World zoos was the 
monkey that didn't have a tail, in 
Australia. He was the most human- 
like of all Old-world monkeys on ex- 
hibition. He did not have even the 
vestige of a rudimentary tail and his 
cry was a single wall, singularly like 
the cry of a child. He was all black 
except for a white frontal band over 
his eyes. 

Magic Power Adds Hours 

In the artistic and utility scheme of 
things nothing is so dominent as 
lighting and its media, luminaires. 
By the press of a button or the turn- 
ing of a switch we brighten and beau- 
tify the home. This magic invisible 
power simplifies our daily tasks, 
lightening the burden of housekeeping 
and adding more hours to our day, 
more luxury, greater convenience. 

Darwin's Misfortune 

"It was somewhat unlucky for Dar- 
win, but fortunate for ;he caricatur- 
ists," Mr. Furniss writes concerning 
t lie great naturalist, "that popular 
opinion credited him with the theory 
that man originated from monkeys. He 
was uncommonly- like one himself. His 
intellectual head in profile bore a re- 
markable resemblance to the ape — his 
bushy eyebrows, his deep-set. penetrat- 
ing eyes, short nose, and bis thought- 
wrinkled face. ... 1 have heard 
artists advance the theory that men's 
faces, expressions, and e»en the shape 
of their beads gradually take their ex- 
pression and form from t he subject 
witli which they are mentally en 
grossed. Yet I only recollect one man 
mentioned as an illustration of that ab- 
surd theory— and he was Darwin.— 
London Tit-Bits. 

Christmas Custom Pxtssmg 

The custom of burning the Yule log 
on Christmas eve Is not generally ob- 
served in England. The custom is 
still followed in some of the rural sec- 
tions. It is more prevalent in the 
Scandinavian -countries. 

Great Eastern Writer 

The name "Voltaire of the East" i 
applied to Omar Khayyam, whose Rii 
haiyat is familiar to every reader. Be 
cause of bis purity of diction, his fin 
wit, crushing satire and general sym 
path; with suffering humanity, hi 
strongly resembles the great French 
man. His poetical renown is based oi 
his quatrains, a collection of abou 
500 epigrams which Fitzgerald ha 
done into English. But Omar, tlx 
Persian tentmaker, was more than 
poet; his favorite studies were math 
ematics and astronomy. His stand 
ard work on algebra written in Arabic 
together witli other treatises of similai 
character, raised him to the foremoi 
rank of the mathematicians of hfl 
time. At the request of the sultan h 
conducted extensive researches iJ 
astronomy which were instrument!! 
in reforming the calendar of his day 
He died 1123 A. D.— Kansas City Stat 

"Tatum's Means 

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Wooley & Horn 



Use Radio to Find Mines 

That radio methods will come into 
greater use in prospecting for un- 
known beds of mineral was the pre- 
diction made to the British Associa- 
lion for the Advancement of Science 
by Prof. Slierwin F. Kelly of the Uni- 
versity of Toronto. After reviewing 
t he numerous electrical methods that 
have been employed more or less suc- 
cessfully in geological work, Profes- 
sor Kelly described in detail the proc- 
esses in which an audio-frequency 
current is introduced into the outcrop 
of a mineral-bearing vein or rock for- 
mation, the mineral body being then 
traced underground by means of the 
strength of the audio frequency field 
on the surface of the ground. The 
current tends to follow the more 
highly conducting layers of rock. 


In a pretty large experience I have 
not found the men who write books 
superior in wit or learning to those 
who don't write at all. In regard of 
mere information, nonwriters must 
often be superior to writers. You 
don't expect a lawyer in full practice 
to be conversant with all kinds of 
literature; he is too busy with his 
law; and so a writer is commonly too 
busy with his own books to be able 
to bestow attention on the works of 
other people. — Thackeray. 

Quick Lunch 



Strand Theater 



The Monte team, true to the faith 
of its supporters, was victorious in a 
hard-fought game wiflh Jacksonville 
Normal. The visiting team did not 
lead in any quarter. In the first half 
Monte with her excellent pass work 
and consciousness of the one that, to 
win, were easy victors in the struggle 
between the teams. Jacksonville, 
having been awakened to the fact 
that they were "laboring" for a vic- 
tory, slowly but steadily raised their 
score. Did they obtain their wish? 
Nay! Monte "grabbed that ball and 
rolled 'er in," which gave the final 
score of 24-13 in Monte's favor. 

The Normal girls are good players, 
at times displaying excellent pass 
work. Tumlin was the "star" forward. 
Johnston following with beautiful pass 

"Tad" and Keahey exhibited their 
pass balls to the joy of their never 
failing supporters. Tad did her longed 
for playing in the second half. Keahey 
gave us the first thrill in her success- 
ful field throw at the very beginning 
of the game. She also gave us thrills 
in her superior team work. 

Smith, having been hurt in first 
quarter, did not chance to sho wus 
what she has shown us in the past, 
Jiowever, she played enough that her 
supporters did not lose faith in her. 
Weatherly, taking Smith's place, was 
very good in her team work with 
Townsend, our other never-failing 
guard. Ynu that did not see Town- 
send play in this game just cannot af- 
ford to miss seeing her in the ensu- 
ing games. She is great! 

Lalst, but not least, is Ward, our 
very faithful center, with Berryman, 
her substitute, leading her a close 
line. Ward, with her usual alacrity, 
was "ever present in time of trouble." 
Berryman, although this is her first 
year in school, displayed great team 

Supporters of the Alabama College 
basketball team let me plead with 
you to be present at all the games. 
Pep is half the battle and if you are 
not there with your "pep" how will 
the score stand? Just half as much 
as it should be. Come on, let's sup- 
port our never-failing team. 


Dr. Losey was the speaker at the 
Y. W. C. A. services on Sunday night. 
He discussed the advantages of a 
Christian life and also the seriousness 


I'm just a cub reporter, and I know 

less than I'd orter, 
But I'm looking all about the school 

for news 

I find the President and Dean and 
ask him: 

Messrs. won't you please tell me some- 
thing, don't refuse." 


I got the cub reporter's blues, huntin' 

news, snappy news; 
I'd give my conscience for a story 
For a scoop to bring me glory; 
Tell me what's your politics, your 

ideas and your views. 
I'd loop the loop for a scoop 
In my little four-wheel steep 
I've got those cub reporter blues hun- 
in' news. 

Second Spasm 
If you cut some little caper, let me 

put it in the paper 
For I'm losing time and friends hun- 

in' news, 

Just a murder, hold-up, scandal, any- 
thing that I can handle, 
For I've got those cub reporter blues. 

— Coal Bin. 


It is seldom that there comes to the 
college such a splendid performance as 
"The Marriage of Figaro." The Hen- 
shaw Opera Company is made up of 
singers and players of splendid repu- 
tations which are justly deserved. All 
have good voices and are clever in 
acting. The comic situations in the 
opera arise from the efforts of three 
of the principal characters trying to 
make the Count jealous, and in the 
complete success when he is hood- 
winked in the lovely garden scene. 

Against a background of bronze and 
soft blue hangings, with costumes of 
(1,,, ravioli f Mario Antoinette, the 
reflections of colored lights on the 
stage and an orchestral accompani- 
ment, the opera was delightful to see 
as well as to hear. 

Mme. Clytie was a refined and love- 
ly Countess, and a graceful actress. 
Miss Edith Fleischer as Susanna wag 
vivacious and full of fun and was es- 
pecially good in the side play during 
tense moments with the other char- 
acters. Pavel Ludikar was a humor- 
ous Figaro, and the Count, Alfredo 
Valenti, was excellent in his part as 
the subjject of many jests. The dra- 
matic and comic situations of the op- 
era were accentuated by the music, 
and it was altogether a rare treat to 
the large audience. 

in which prayer should be neld. 

Dr. Losey said: "I have about quit 
saying my prayers at night for at all 
times I feel the goodness of God and 
am thankful." He reminded his au- 
dience that a prayer without rever- 
ence as a simple habit was not a 
prayer at all. The thing he stressed 
was that one should at all times ac- i 
knowledge God's blessings. 



I heard some one say that one was 
supposed to play square nowadays — 
they knew from the cross-word puz- 
zles — some of the rest of us learned 
that by watching square heads on the 
body's around the campus. No! I 
didn't mean square shoulders!! un-uh! 


All of us remember "Ed" Montgom- 
ery? Surely we do. She is visiting 
all of her friends at Alabama College 
this week-end. 

Miss Minnie Sellers, president of 
Alabama College Alumnae Association, 
spent Saturday and Sunday with Mona 
Whatley and Nell Browder. She also 
umpired a game between Monte and 
Jacksonville Normal. 

"Who doesn't remember "Chicken," 
who led us in our yells at all the 
games? Her real name is Bessie 
Williciffis. 3hv, ai. i Jo.- jaeii:it; I.aii^^y 
spent last week-end with Helen Davis 
and Lillian Prout, respectively. 

John Williams (Bill) Pridgen, who 
is teaching at Plantersville, ran up to 
see us a few minutes last Sunday 

Nancy Caldwell, teaching public 
school music at Anniston, spent sev- 
eral days with friends "back home." 

Mabel Pierceson, who did not come 
back this year because she said that 
she had rather work, spent last week- 
end with Mabel Conner and Elizabeth 

Dorothy Speir spent several days 
with Clementine Stallworth. 

Adelaide Smith, another who had 
rather work than go to school, spent 
a few hours last Sunday with Miss 

Mrs. K. L. Hammond (Jewel Par- 
due) gave her sister, Ruth Pardue, 
and friends a few glimpses of herself 
last Sunday. 

Where's the proprietor of this res- 
"He's gone out to lunch."— Exchange. 



On Thursday afternoon, February 5, 
the most widely talked of game of 
the basket ball season will be played 
on the home court before an enthu- 
siastic crowd of rooters. The faculty 
team composed, of such well-known 
fighters as Decher, Cogswell, Hoah, 
Brantley, uuh and Neisinger, are 
doped to make a good showing against 
Bell, Savage, Spinks, McCord, Reeves 
and Keahey of the fierce Home Eco- 
nomics Club, some of the more confi- 
dent of the pedagogue boosters even 
predicting a glorious victory for the 
absent-minded profs. Much is being 
said of the splendid spirit behind the 
faculty team. 

We hear rumors of pep meetings 
held in the swimming pool where, un- 
der the capable contortious of Marsh 
and Monk, the newly elected cheer- 
leaders, the faculty members and their 
supporters are learning the latest stuff 
in the yell line. All of which shows 
that they've got the kind of spirit 
that gets behind their team, and stays 
behind it till it wins. Although the 
movements of the Home Economics 
faction are not so well known, they 
are hard at work, and are feeling con- 
fident over the situation, affirming 
that this will be the one chance to 
"put down" the faculty, and perhaps 
they will. 


"Treat 'em rought." — Henry VIII. 
"I'm sorry I have no more lives to 
give for my country." — Plutarch. 

"Keep your shirt on." — Queen Eliza- 

"Don't lose your head." — Queen 
ivi~i y . 

"So this is Paris." — Helen of Troy. 
"The bigger they are the harder they 
fall."— David. 

"It floats." — Noah. 

"You can't keep a good man down." 
— Jonah. 

"I'm strong for you kid." — Samson. 
"I don't know where I'm going but 
I'm on my way." — Columbus. 

"Keep the home fires burning." — 

"The first hundred years are the 
hardest." — Methusalah. — Ex. 

One Sunday two lovers went to 
church. When the collection was be- 
ing taken up the young man explored 
his pockets, and finding nothing, 
whispered to his sweetheart: "I 
haven't a cent, I changed my pants." 

Meanwhile the young girl had been 
searching her bag and finding noth- 
ing, blushed a rosy red and said, "I'm 
in the same predicament." — Buffalo 


The Alabama Players presented 
three pretty one-act comedies, under 
the direction of Miss Lucyle Hook, 
Saturday night, January 31, in the 
college auditorium. There was a wide 
difference between the types of the 
plays, each being a clever attraction 
without detracting from the others. 

The first, "The Romancers," by Ros- 
tand, was an amusing comedy, the 
scene of which was laid in the time 
of hoop skirts, powdered wigs and 
knee breeches. The second, "Tickless 
Time," by Glaspell, was a modern 
play in which a sun-dial was the cause 
of much merriment. The third was 
a dainty Japanese play, "Dear Little 
Wife," by Dunn, in which a pretty 
wife kept the audience in suspense 
as to just what would happen next. 

The students displayed a great deal 
of talent in their acting, and the comic 
situations of each play were cleverly 
brought out. The costumes were pret- 
ty and appropriate, and the stage very 
attractive with its settings of ever- 
green trees and vines. Much credit 
is due to Miss Lucyle Hook for her 
ability to direct such splendid work. 
The "Alabama Players" are always 
popular, and all those who were in 
the audience that night will look for- 
ward with pleasure to their next per- 

The cast of characters was as fol- 

The Alabama Players present three 
one-act plays, under the direction of 
Lucyle Hook. 

"The Romancers" 

Sylvette — Alice Mahler. 
PerciTiot v lover * p*i-* J- ,~r-r 
Bergamin, father of Percinet — Bill 

Pasquinot, father of Sylvette — Lu- 
cille Bell. 

Straforel, a swordsman — Irma Reaves. 

Musicians, swordsmen, etc. 

The scene: A corner of a park, di- 
vided by a wall, to the right of which 
is seen the garden of Pasquinot, and 
to the left, that of Bergamin. 

"Tickless Time" 

Ian Joyce, who made a sun-dial — 
Marianna Thomas. 

Eloise Joyce, his wife, wedded to the 
sun-dial — Anny May Skinner. 

Eddie Knight, a standardized — Lillu 

Alice Knight, his wife — Joy Cawthon. 

Annie, cook for the Joyce house- 
hold — Vallie Rogers 

Mrs. Stubbs, a neighbor — Hazel 

The scene: The Joyce garden in 

Time: She sun-dial gives it. 
"Dear Little Wife" 

Sugihara San — Katherine Leath. 

Takejiro, her lover — Madge Page. 

Hagajama, her husband — Lula Haw- 

The scene is laid in Japan at the 
present time. 

This same program will be present- 
ed at Woman's College at Troy on 
February 8 and 9, respectively. 


On Sunday night, February 1, at the 
usual vesper service of the Y. W. C. A. 
it was our privilege to hear Dr. L. M. 
Spivey, dean of Birmingham-Southern 
College. It is always a pleasure to 
have representatives of other colleges 
visit us, and we were especially for- 
tunate to have as our guest, on this 
occasion, such an interesting person 
as Dr. Spivey. "Personality" was the 
theme of his short address, and those 
of us who were privileged to hear 
him, brought away with us more 
knowledge and appreciation of our 
own personality and the personalities 
of our friends, than we might have 
gained from a term digging in a text- 
book on the subject. We all hope 
that having met Alabama College, 
Dean Spivey will visit us often enough 
to know and like us. 





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Anny May Skinner 

Associate Editor Fay Turner 

Front Page Editor Mary Bradshaw 

Social Editor Hetty Hinson 

Joke Editor Martha Fuquay 

Athletic Editor Lucille Bell 

Advertising Mgr Thressa Conaway 

Business Mgr : Elma O'Neill 

Music Reporter Florence London 


Saturday: Dear Diary, I'm glad to 
be able to come to you tonight. There's 
lots in this little heart of mine that 
is struggling for a kindly sympathizer. 
You don't know C. S. Day or you could 
understand me!! Some day I'm going 
to take you to the drug store and let 
you have a nice peep at him from be- 
tween your covers. Yes, only one 
peep. I don't fear you, but that's be- 
cause you don't wear a dress! I have 
just come in from seeing the Dramatic 
Club plays. Oh! It only makes me 
realize what a waste of time my love 
is. Why I'm sure I'm as true as law, 
or the Japanese lovers, and "The Ro- 
mancers" would be in the dim lights 
when it comes to fighting for my love. 

Sunday: Well, it's happened! I'm 
completely vamped, though "He" does 
not even suspect, or should I say, sus- 
picion. "He" is my life! I dare not 
whisper his name, but he's from Bir- 
mingham. Why! If every boy in 
that town entered in a contest for the 
most adorable — he's it! How you 
know! Of course every one else was 
as completely taken off their feet as 
I, but I'm sure I really love him ! ! 

Monday: Oh, Bearer of all my sec- 
rets, I'm going to tell you this with 
the understanding that it will never 
go any further than you are able to 
let it go. Keep it to yourself! I'm 
truly in love. This is no mad flirta- 
tion. It's really the one and only love. 
The reason I'm sure it's love is be- 
cause it's the first time I've felt like 
this toward Eddy. There, I've told it, 
but you knew it was Eddy, anyway 
didn't you? You see, I went to the 
picture show this afternoon and he 
spoke to me — imagine it! — as I went 
in. He only said "Hello," but I knew 
he wanted to say more because he 
slipped both hands in his pockets, 
rocked from one foot to the other, 
and grinned! I understood, too. I 
know he's bashful about his love, 
Diary, but I'm patient. I can wait 
eternity for his avowal. 

Tuesday — One word, Dear Diary, be- 
fore I say my prayers and crawl in bed! 
I have thought that I really loved 
Mutt all along but when I got that let- 
ter today I was fully convinced that 
I'd never marrry anyone else. He's 
been away for a month and he's al- 
ready written to me! Can you imag- 
ine it? Isn't he the sweetest thing? 
He said he'd been wondering what I 
was doing. Bless his dear heart; won- 
dering what I was doing when he 
could have been having a good time!! 
Denying himself like that for me! I'm 
going to write straight back to him 
and tell him I've been true to him too! 
Why, I've not even thought of another 
soul since he went away. 

Wednesday: I'm so blue tonight, 
Diary. I feel so sorry for Bill. I 
know I ought to be ashamed of the 
way I treat him. I had a card from 
him yesterday and he said he wished 
I could be with him. Poor boy! I 
don't love him and he feels like that 
aboue me! Can you wonder that I am 
blue? That makes me think of the 
time I took him home Christmas when 
I was driving. I thought then that it 
was because it was raining that he 
looked so pleased. But then a cold, 
rainy day wouldn't cause anyone to 
appreciate a lift like that, would it, 
Diary? I should have known then 
that he loved me. Why one would al- 
most take me to be dumb for that! ! 

Thursday: You don't ever know 
who is going to be the one whom you 
really are going to love. Why! I 
had never thought of Mr. Wooley in 
that way. But today while I was set- 
ting there in the tea room I began 
thinking what a capable man he was, 
how nice it would be to have him 
around the house. He understands 

f-irnulation Mgr Dorothy Williams 

Y. W. C.A. Reporter Minnie J. Rice 

Personals. Caroline Middleton 


Elizabeth Horsley Tutwiler 

Joyce Jackson Philomathic 

Fannie Jo Scott Castolian 

Hazel Black Philodendroi 

Lucille Williams Beta Sigma Delta 

Margaret Butler Zeta Pi Delta 

Nellie White Aleph Sade 

the household duties and I know he'd 
help his wife. If one is going to have 
a husband, why not get one worth 
while? Don't you say so, Dear Diary? 

Friday: I can't tell even you what 
I am thinking tonight. I am afraid 
you wouldn't understand this love af- 
fair because I have once or twice told 
you that I was in love and you be- 
lieved me. I am sure this is the last 
time, but I'm going to wait till tomor- 
row to tell you about this wonderful 
man! I know I have been mistaken 
about some but not this one! 


Susie Powell 

When one looks forward for years 
and years to some coming event that 
will make a great change in the com- 
mon routine of her life, she quite 
naturally imagines and dreams until 
that event is almost a living picture 
in her mind. But alas! what a wide 
gulf there is between the imaginary 
and the real. . There is no better ex- 
ample of this than college. 

In the happy, free days of one's 
youth, when she hears the word "col- 
lege," a wonderful picture of a mid- 
night feast rises up before her. Maybe 
in the midst of the feast a teacher 
would come by and rap fiercely on the 
door but all traces of the feast would 
be quickly concealed under the bed 
or in the closet until the teacher had 
gone away feeling very ashamed that 
she had suspected so unjustly. Thus 
the imaginary pictures always ran, but 
how different are the real. If one 
tries to eat a sandwich one minute 
after the lights are out, she gets a 
call-down for chewing too loudly, and 
consequently she has to spend her 
next Thursday evening in study hall. 

However, what has just been related 
is the least of the tragedies of col- 
lege. Even if it was possible to have 
a midnight feast, one would be too 
tired to enjoy it, for what has she 
heard all day but these words: "Re- 
member you're a college student, and 
as such you must study more" or 
"Read that article in addition to your 
lesson. It is only two hundred pages, 
and you other lesson is very short 
since you only have fifty pages, and 
a theme to write." This is heard in 
seven classes instead of one and it 
makes a person wonder what she is 
to do with her spare time! 

Even worse than all of this is the 
awful sin of being a freshman; an in- 
siginificant, abominable rat! when she 
asks the librarian the perfectly sen- 
sible question, "Have you read all the 
books in the library?" she is laughed 
at and the embarrassing words are 
whispered, "you have to 'low for a 

Nevertheless, there is one consola- 
tion and that is that one doesn't have 
to be a freshman always, for if she 
did, she would be uttering the good old 
wods of Patrick Henry, "Give me lib- 
erty or give me death." 


It is doubtful if anybody knows the 
exact spot where Mozart is buried. A 
violent storm was raging at the time of 
the funeral, and the hearse went its 
way unaccompanied to the churchyard, 
and his body was committed in the 
paupers' corner. In 1850 the city of j 
Vienna erected on the probable spot a j 
monument to his memory. 

States With Indian Names 

Twenty-two of the states have 
names of Indian origin. They are: 
Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut. 
Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas. 
Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mis- 
sissippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North 
and South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, 
Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyo- 

Saturday Night 

Thank goodness I can take off that 
horrible middy and skirt. We've had 
to wear our clothes backward all day 
with a white stocking and black shoe 
one one foot and a black stocking and 
white shoe on the other. Not only that 
but they made us carry all kinds of 
crazy things and do everything imag- 
inable. When we met an old member 
we had to skip by them and very like- 
ly they'd make us do something crazy 
I had to ask Mr. Kelley for a date 
and walk all around Miss Brooke's ta- 
ble to begin with. 

Tonight right after supper we had 
to go out to the graveyard and take 
down all the names and dates. If 
there had been an empty grave I 
think I would have just jumped in and 

If tonight isn't over in a hurry I'll 
be absolutely grey-headed. What 
could Buzzard Pie be that I hear them 
talking about so much? And what do 
you suppose they will do with worms? 
They told us to find five whole ones 
and a bottle of castor oil and an egg. 
I'm prepared for anything though, for 
those paddles they have are terrible 
looking and I heard "Ag" say the holes 
in hers were not cut deep enough. 
Wonder what she meant? Someone 
said it was to make them hurt worse, 
but Lula tried one on me just for a 
sample, she said, and I don't think it 
possible to make one hurt worse than 
that did. 

Really if I live through tonight I'll 
be surprised for if everything they say 
is true initiation must be terrible! 

Nearly an hour before time to go 
down and be slaughtered! When I 
come back I'll write some more if 
I'm still living and tell you every 
thing that happened. 

Sunday Night 

It all seems like a horrible night- 
mare since last night at eight o'clock, 
and I don't mind admitting that I 
wasn't able to write when I came in. 
Everything was a thousand times 
worse than I could ever imagine, but 
we all five lived through it and they 
were the sweetest things in the world 
to us when we came back. 

Don't tell anybody, Diary, but I'm 
really a Castalion now! I have a pin 
on right now and it isn't upside down ! 

They won't let us tell what hap- 
pened last night, but I can't wait to 
help put some through next year. This 
morning they gave us some little yel- 
low hats to wear all week and a gold 
seal for our forehead. The hat has 
a white streamer with "Phi Delta 
Gamma" on it. We are the funniest 
looking things in them and can't take 
them off except to eat and then we 
have to walk to the back of the din- | 
ing room and hang them on that , 

We have to work for somebody 
every day and you should see the 
beds that I make up — Mother would 
be so proud! 

I'm so tired I can't stay up any 

Tuesday Night 

Lights are going out and I haven't 
time to write much. Had to work all 
day and "fish" at the gym tonight. 
We felt so foolish sitting over there 
while all the others were dancing, and 
when anyone spoke to us all we could 
say was "Castalian." Oine time I 
ventured an "established 1900" and I 
didn't think they'd mind for that cer- 
tainly has been impressed on us on 
all occasions, but you should have felt 
the lick I got! 

Lights are out! 

Saturday Morning 

We have had to work so much this 
week I just couldn't find time to write. 
I'm sorry, Diary. 

Lucy and Julia were supposed to 
stay with us last night /jut right after 
lights went out Patty/ and Jo made 
them fix a bed they l*ad blocked and 
they never did come back. 

After today we we n't have to wear 
the little hats. Really L hate to give 
mine up. We won't: have to work eith- 
er and I can write regularly. It's 
mighty nice to be 4 Castalian! 



World's Muich Consumption 

The United States uses more than 
1,500,000.000,000 matches made out of 
wood every year. j This is about 37 
matches a day for every man, woman 
and child in the country, based on » 
population of 110,000.000 or 4.000.000,- 
000 daily. Recent statistics from Eu- 
rope have placed the per capita con- 
sumption there at 14 matches a day. 
The world output costs $200,000,000 
and reaches a total of 4,675.650.000.- 
000 matches a year. 

Pencil Work 

Little Bessie admitted her sister's 
caller and after entertaining him a 
few moments went upstairs. Present- 
ly she returned. "Sister's nearly 
ready," she reported, "she's just writ- 
ing on her eyebrows." 

Early French Romance 

The romance of "Aucassin and 
Nicolette," in verse and prose, is con- 
sidered by critics to be the finest 
French fiction of the Middle ages. It 
was written in the Thirteenth century 
and is very short. 

Too Gloomy 

Mrs. Wombat has this to say of 
Hamlet: "He may be a nice young 
feller, and he's had trouble. But I 
wouldn't want him around the house." 
— Louisville Courier-Journal. 

They Always Do 

Jud Tunkins says he always sus- 
pected that after the first few meals 
the prodigal son got his nerve back and 
began to criticize the menu. — Wash- 
ington Star. 

Cheap Emergency Cement 

A cement for filling corner crevices, 
cracks and rat holes, as well as for re- 
pairing wall breaks, can be made 
cheaply by mixing one part sand with 
two parts ordinary wheat flour and one 
part sifted coal ashes, says Popular 
Science Monthly. These are stirred 
thoroughly and wet with water to a 
putty-like consistency. The cement 
mixture is applied with a trowel. 

Strict College Rules 

Amherst college as recently as 1825 
had a very strict code which the stu- 
dent had to follow. It not only regu- 
lated the hours he must study, hut 
likewise his visits to the taverns, 
shops and stores. He was not allowed 
to play cards, even for mere enjoy- 

Port of New Orleans 

New Orleans, rated the second 
largest port in the United States, i:< 
110 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. 
The port facilities are valued at more 
than $100,000,000, and are publicly 
owned. The public wharves parallel 
the Mississippi river for more than 
five miles. 



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We were glad to have Gage Norton, 
one of our former members, back with 
us for initiation. It seemed like old 
times to have her back. 

Virginia Cameron and Susan Mabry 
were with us last week-end. They 
are pledges of last year, who are at- 
tending Southern this year. We were 
mighty glad to see them. 


Lilian Prout spent the past week at 
her home in Demopolis, where she was 
recuperating from an attack of "flu." 
We are glad to have her with us 

It is a source of regret to us that 
Lola Alice Croell was compelled to 
undergo an operation for appendicitis 
at a Selma infirmary and is unable 
to return to college this term. We 
wish for her a speedy recovery and 
shall look forward to her return next 

. Jacqueline Dausley was the week- 
end guest of friends here recently. We 
are glad that she is well again after 
continued illness this summer. 

On last Sunday night Hattie Lyman 
entertained a number of friends at her 
home, in honor of Jacqueline Dausley. 
A delicious luncheon was enjoyed. A 
purple and gold color scheme was car- 
ried out in menu and decorations. 
Those enjoying the hostess' hospital- 
ity were Jacqueline Dausley, Jessie 
Hobbs Morrison, Mary Riley, Anne 
Jones, Sara GausemiHer, Dempsey 
Barnes, Roberta Bailey, Florence 
Smith, Katheryn Morrison and Caro- 
line Middleton. 

Nancy Caldwell was the guest of 
her many friends here the past week- 

Nan Nell Frederick is spending a 
few days at her home in Opelika, 
where she is recuperating after a re- 
cent illness. 

Harriet Holgrave is ill at her home 
in Talladega, her friends will regret 
to know. We hope she will soon be 
well enough to return. 

Gage Morton was the guest of her 
many friends here last week-end. We 
look forward with pleasure to her re- 
turn in the spring quarter. 

Mrs. Edward Angle, of Anniston, was 
the week-end guest of her sister, Mary 

Mary Derley, Elma O'Neil and Caro- 
line Middleton spent the past week-end 
in Birmingham in the interest of "The 

We were glad to . welcome Edith 
Montgomery back to Montevallo. She 
spent the week-end with friends. 

Lorine Culwell was the guest of 
friends here the past week-end. 

Frances Freeland's mother was her 
visitor the past week-end. 

Henrietta Walker, of Selma, was the 
attractive guest of Eleanor Hooper last 

Marianna Thomas' mother visited 
her for several days this past week. 

Ela Maud Gardainer, of Selma, has 
recently entered college here, having 
come from an institution of learning 
in Tennessee. 

Althea Hughes and Martha Orr are 
back with us again after a prolonged 
absence due to illness. 



One of the most unique affairs of 
the winter was given Thursday after- 
noon, January 16, when the members 
o' the Mathematics Club were enter- 
tained at a lovely tea, as the guest of 
the president, Miss Mary Armstrong. 

The affair took place at the Pioneer 
Tea Room. Beautiful carnations adorn- 
ed the tables, carrying out the club 
colors of pink and green. 

Between the courses the following 
program was rendered: Toast to Miss 
McMichael, Carolyn Edwards; re- 
sponse, reading, Mary Crosley; toast 
to the president of the club, Eloise 
Harmon; response, Mary Armstrong; 
reading, Mildred Ghilphrist; toast to 
honorary members, Lucy Holt; re- 
sponse, Mr. Kennerley; toast to guest, 
Fannie Joe Scott; response, Mr. Ward. 

Included in the hospitality were Dr. 
and Mrs. T. W. Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. 
0. C. Marmichael, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. 
Ward, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kennerley, 
Miss Mary McMillian, iss Helen Mc- 
Micchael and Miss Mary Decker. 

On Saturday night, immediately 
after dinner the social clubs presented 
their new members in short stunts and 
impersonations. The Tutwiler Club 
gave the "Parade of the Wooden Sol- 
diers." The wooden soldiers are 
known in everyday life as Misses Mar- 
tha Fuquoy, Kathleen McKormick, 
Alice Alsabrook, Mary Elizabeth 
Moody, Margaret Grayson, Margaret 
Coleman, True Marble, Isma Long and 
Mary Wiley. They were the epitome 
of stiffness and soldierness as they 
came down the assembly hall steps 
dressed in white and red uits. A 
short drill followed, and the aprade 
ended with respectful salutes by the 
wooden ones. 

The new girls who were initiated 
into the club a week ago took great 
consolation in that old saying that 
goes on to say, "Beauty is only skin 
deep." After seeing themselves in all 
the glory of plaits and with all the 
lack of cosmetics, they were willing 
to find consolation in almost anything 
when one's crowning glory is plaited 
tightly in many plaits, beauty takes 
flight. But all the girls were the best 
of good sports, and were ready to ap- 
preciate the aid of curling irons and 
powder when the week finally came 
to an end. 

Miss Nancy Caldwell spent the weke- 
end with her many friends down here. 
We were all glad to see Nancy once 
more, it seemed so much like "of old- 
en days of long ago." 

Misses Annie May Skinner and Alice 
Mahler will leave Monday with the 
Dramatic Club on a trip to Troy and 

Lucille Nelson was very pleasantly 
surprised on Sunday afternoon. Mrs. 
Nelson, Clyde Nelson, Fred Nelson, 
Alda Nelson and Mrs. E. B. Teague 
arrived unexpectedly and spent the 
afternoon with Lucille and other 

Frances Seeden's sister, Nancy, 
spent the week-end with her. 

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Arctic Explorer, Scientist, Lecturer 

When Vilhjalmur Stefansson start- 
ed his third polar expedition in 1913 
the world stood aghast, for he depart- 
ed bearing a theory and purpose so 
radical as to be pronounced insane by 
many of the best grounded experts. 

He was going into the wilderness 
of the Northland to live off the coun- 
try! He was going to find food in 
places where food had been announced 
by the Encyclopedia Britannica to be 
"without animal life." Even some of 
the members of his party were ex- 
tremely skeptical over his contention 
that one could live almost anywhere 
in the Arctic if one were content to 
live, not as Americans, but as Eski- 
mos. He found a mutiny on his hands; 
dissension and resistance — but through 
it all he held to his purpose and in 
the end he won out. Stefansson 
proved this theory and remained in 
the Arctic for five years. 

Born of Icelandic parents in Mani- 
toba, Canada, Stefansson came to the 
United States as a child and was 
brought up on the prairies of North 
Dakota. In 1903 he received from the 
University of Iowa the degree of A. B., 
after which he went to Cambridge 
for postgraduate work at Harvard Uni- 
versity. There he held a scholarship 
for one year and a fellowship for two 
years, and during the last of these 
years he was a member of the teach- 
ing staff of the Department of An- 
thropology at Harvard. 

In 1906 he turned from teaching to 
exploring, and joined the Leffingwell- 
Mikkelsen expedition to the Arctic 
Ocean, where they spent one winter. 
Again, in 1918, Stefansson went north 
to study the Eskimos, this time head- 
ing his own expedition. 

Since his return in 1918 the geo- 
graphical societies of the world have 
recognized his contributions to science 
by conferring on him their highest 
honors. He has been elected an Hon- 
orary Fellow of the American Museum 
of Natural History of New York and 
of the Italian Geographical Society. 

The summer of 1924 finds him way 

off in interior Australia, exploring 
parts of the famous "Never-Never" 
land, as the interior "bush" country 
is called. He will tell something of 
this latest trip in his lectures this 

Stefansson is a brilliant and success- 
ful writer and is the author of five 
books and many magazine articles. His 
lectures are not only instructive but 
entertaining. A reporter on the New 
Orleans Picayune wrote into his ac- 
count of Stefansson's appearance there 
that he had laughed as whole-heart- 
edly — and quite as unexpectedly — as 
he had at a lecture given by Irvin 

The explorer has no set lecture, but 
varies each address according to his 
audience, using stereopticon views 
with some of his lectures. 

Montevallians will have the pleas- 
ure of hearing Mr. Stefansson on Feb- 
ruary 23, when he comes to Alabama 
College as an attraction of the annual 
Artists and Lecturers' series. 

The recital hall was well filled on 
each occasion to hear the last three 
student recictals. The following pro- 
grams were given: 

Fourth Student Recital 

Piano solo, "Polka de Concert," (Ed- 
gar H. Sherwood), Mary Evelyn Clark. 

Piano solo, "Minuetto, b Minor," 
(Schubert), Flora Hammond. 

Piano solo, "In Autumn," from 
Woodland Sketches (MacDowell), Eu- 
genia Sellers. 

Soprano solo, "I Know Where a Gar- 
den grows," (Densmore), Lucille Clay. 

Piano solo (a) "Chinese Dance," 
(Grant Schaefer), (b) "Elfin Dance" 
(Benno Frode), Frances Lewis. 

Piano solo, Scherzo, A-flat major 
from Sonata Op. 31 (Beethoven), Helen 

Piano soli (a) Dedication (Trojus- 
sen; (b) Prelude ■ (Hyatt), Allene Eli- 

Soprano solo, "There's a Lark in My 
Heart," (Spross), Eleanor Hooper. 

Piano Soli, Valse, b minor (Chopin), 
Valse-Lied (Ferrarri), Frances Crump. 

Piano Soli (a) "Solfeggietto" (Ph. 
Em. Bach), (b) "Isle of Dreams" (Tro- 
jussen), Frances Fox. 
Piano solo, "Waltz Caprice," (Wienian- 
ski), Carrie Love Jones. 

Fifth Student Recital 

Piano solo, "Daffodils," (Van Den- 
man Thompson), Pansy Higgins. 

Soprano solo, "Tally-Ho," (Leoni), 
Pauline Curry. 

Violin solo, "Gavotte," (Gossec), 
Ruth Griffin. 

Piano solo, "At Sunset," (Steele), 
Helen Gray McNeil. 

Soprano solo, "Heart's Eease," 
(Whelpley), Frances Loftin. 

Piano solo, "Fluttering Leaves," 
(Kolling), Aurora Datanzano. 

Cello solo, "Versage N i c h t," 
(Weiss), Genevieve Turberville. 

Violin solo, "Concerto VIII" allegro 
(DeBeriot), Anne Long. 

Piano solo, "Cadiz," (Albenix), Eva- 
lie Singleton. 

Soprano solo, "Song of India," 
(Rimsky-Korskow), Minnie Peebles 

Trio in Gmajor (Mozart), allegro, 
Anne Long, violiniste; Grace Mozley, 
pianiste; Louise Glover, celliste. 

Sixth Student Recital 

Piano solo, "Gondoliara," (Rogers), 
Nina Weaver. 

Soprano solo, "Life," (Curran), Sara 

Piano solo, "Garneval Pranks," 
(Schumann), Inez Gordon. 

soprano soli (a) "The Piper of 
Love," (Carew), (b) "Dawn" (Curran), 
Alice Mahler. 

Piano solo, "In a Gondola," (Saar), 
Elizabeth Ellis. 

Soprano solo, "Spirit Flower," 
(Campbell-Tipton), Helen Bishop. 

Piano solo, "Minuet," (Paderewski), 
Ruby McAllistor. 

Piano solo, "A Spanish Serenade," 
(Van Denman Thompson), Johnnye 

Violin solo, "To Deluge," (Saint- 
Saens), Mary McConaughy. 

Piano soli, "Prologue Op. 38 No. 1" 
(MacDowell), "Lover Op. 38 No. 3" 
(MacDowell), "The Witch Op. 38 No. 
4" (MacDowell), Corinne Parrish. 

Soprano soli (a) "Sylvan" (Ronald), 
(b) "A Birthday" (Woodman), Wini- 
fred Castleman. 

Piano solo, "The Banjo Picker," 
(John Powell), Genevieve Turberville. 

String quartet, "Air" (Aubert-Pech- 
on), "Gavotte" (Handel-Pochon), Mary 
McConaughy, first violin; Alice Ly- 
man, second violin; Anne Long, viola; 
Genevieve Turberville, cello. 

Porter Lecture-Recital 

A unique and interesting program 
was given at Alabama College, Monte- 

vallo, Saturday night, January 16, by 
Mrs. Laura Huxtable Porter, of Bos- 
ton, Mass. The subject of the pro- 
gram was "Parallelisms in Poetry and 
Music." A brief and interesting talk 
on the relations of music and poetry, 
the expression of the same moods in 
each art, and a comparison of great 
poets and great musicians, was fol- 
lowed by the reading of poems and 
playing a musical composition on the 
piano which would express the 
thought of the poem just read. Mrs. 
Porter is a talented reader and is 
equally gifted as a pianist. Her ar- 
tistic sense in the selection of music 
to fit each poem was unfailing, and her 
sincerity and charm in delivering the 
numbers made the program unusually 
delightful and one of the best ever 
given at Alabama College. 

In the morning Mrs. Porter gave a 
lecture to the faculty and students 
of the School of Music on the art of 
teaching. This was followed by an 
interesting demonstration lesson by 
the little children in the Piano Normal 
Department, under the supervision of 
Miss Elizabeth Young. The children 
have made splendid progress in the 
theory class, and played with the as- 
surance which is the result of most 
careful and well-planned training. Mrs. 
Poter took occasion, before the audi- 
ence, to congratulate Miss Young and 
the Normal teachers on the great suc- 
cess of this work. 

The "cross-word puzzle bug" has 
even bitten among the said ranks of 
the Music Club, and on January 16 
an original music puzzle by Alice 
Quarles was the inspiration for much 
brain-cudgeling. Aiice Mahler and 
Patty Cole emerged the triumphant 
joint victors. 

On Friday evening, January 30, the 
president, Genevieve Turberville, made 
a brief but pleasing "welcome address" 
to the fourteen new members, and 
also read part of the club constitution 
for their benefit. The following girls 
were recently taken in: 

Helen Bishop, Rosina Haygood, Co- 
rinne Parrish, Helen G McNeill. 
Frances Loftin, Nina Weaver, Mary 
Wylie, Bertha Brumbeloe, Johnnye 
Dodson, Pansy Higgins, Myrtle Tur- 
berville, Althea Hughes, Myrtle Plant 
and Frances Crump. 

Faculty Concert, Alabama College 

The last of the series of faculty con- 
certs of Alabama College, Montevallo, 
was held Saturday night, January 11, 
in the college auditorium. These con- 
certs have been largely attended and 
the audiences have been most enthu- 

The soloists Saturday night were 
Miss Mildred Vause, violinist, accom- 
panied by Mrs. Elizabeth Blair Cham- 
berlin, and Miss Lucyle Hook, reader. 
Miss Vause is a graduate of the Cin- 
cinnati Conservatory of Music, and 
has been a student at the Chicago Mu- 
seum College. 

the lovely Sonata Opus 13, by Grieg. 

Miss Vause opened the program with 
This sonata, with its changing harmo- 
nious, delicate modulations, beautiful 
melodies and varied rhythms is a test 
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much feeling. Miss Vause played it 
superbly. The melodies were brought 
out with careful phrasing and the tech- 
nical difficulties presented no obsta- 
cles. Other numbers by Miss Spauld- 
ing, which is written in the new Amer- 
ican rhymtic type which is attract- 
ing so much attention among modern 
musicians. This was played with a 
splendid rhythmic swing which called 
forth hearty applause. "In a Gar- 
den" by Tirindelli, with its lovely ca- 
denzas, was also played brilliantly. 

Miss Hook gave as her first number, 
"A Chip Off the Old Block." With 
clever handling of the voice, and a 
charming manner, sne won her audi- 
ence from the start and encores were 
demanded after each group. Miss 
Hook, in her selection of numbers on 
the program, gave a variety of moods, 
displaying to good advantage her abil- 
ity to be grave or gay. With "Da Lit- 
tle Boy" she brought tears to the eyes 
of her audience, and had them laugh- 
ing again with "Between Two Loves." 
Mrs. Chamberlin proved her worth as 
an accomplished and artistic accompa- 
nist. The Greig sonata is a violin and 
piano number which is as great a tax 
on the pianist as on the violinist. Mrs. 
Chamberlin was brilliant in this as in 
all numbers. 

Used in Piano Industry 

"Burning in" is a term used to de- 
scribe the finishing process used on 
pianos and furniture. A polish is ap- 
plied and burned in by means of heat- 
ed devices. This not only serves to 
give the article a highly polished ap- 
pearance, but fills up all the holes and 
pores in the wood. 

Glaciers Make Trouble 

Mount Robson, the highest peak in 
the Canadian Rockies, has many gla- 
ciers, whose presence has slowly 
changed the topography of the dis- 
trict until it has become necessary to 
alter the boundary lines between prov- 

Tests Are Thorough 

Besides testing all kinds of time- 
pieces, freezing them and baking them 
In ovens, our government takes 
watches apart and breaks them so 
that they may be repaired by appli- 
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Sign over cake in Hendrix Drug 
Store read: "Take this cake home with 
you for 25 cents and help the ceme- 

Sounds encouraging, doesn't it? 

Brilliant students are called sharpi 
because their methods are so fishy. 

Alice Alsobrook talking about the 
movie: "She looked beautiful — had on 
the most gorgeous dress." 

Toots Mpody: "And, so did he." 

Miss Brownfield: "What Is an au- 

Barbara: "Oh, that's a great big ol' 

A young freshman had secured some 
registration cards, and was filling 
them out while standing in line. An 
inquisitive sophomore could stand it 
no longer and asked: "Why are you 
dating those cards the twentythird 
when this is only the twenty-second?" 

Freshman: "Well, I imagine it will 
be the twenty-third when I get to the 
door." — Exchange. 

Girls do not value their schoolgirl 
complexion — juding from the way 
they leave them lying around. 

"Gosh all hemlock, we got ten miles 
to walk until we get to Bugsville." 

"Oh, that ain't so bad, that's only 
five miles apiece." — Chananal. 

Onions may build you up physicalyl 
but pull you down socially. — Beanpot. 

She — "What do you call it when two 
persons are thinking of the same thing 
— mental telepathy?" 

He — "Sometimes it's that and some- 
times it's just plain embarrassment." 
— Exchange. 

No, dumbell, anti-bellum is not so- 
ciety for the prevention of cruelty to 



Up in Watertown the other day one 
if the "test" questions in a class at 
school was "What is Mars?" One of 
the answers was "Mars is the scratches 
vou get on the parlor furniture." — New 
York Sun. 

Hymn — "What makes you such a 
keen girl?" 

She — "Why when I was young daddy 
used to spank me with a razor strap 
and it kept me on edge all the time." 

There was a young lady named Stella, 
Fell in love with a bow-legged fella. 

She sat in his lap 

And fell through the gap, 
And landed clear down in the cella'. — 

"Howcome yo' calls yo' auto "DICE", 

"I calls her "DICE", boy, 'cause she 
shakes, rattles and rolls." — North Car- 
olina Buccaneer. 

She — "What do you think of a fel- 
low who makes a girl blush?" 

He — "I think he's a wonder." — 

Rain Stops; Buying Better 

During our winter time Costa Rica 
has an unusually heavy rainy season, 
and a break in it recently heralded the 
heaviest buying season there. 

Dambda Phi Data — "I can read fra- 
ternity men like a book." 

Value in Proverbs 

The study of proverbs may be more 
instructive and comprehensive than 

I S'y— "Well, you opened the wrong the most e i aborate scheme of phiioso 

chapter this time." — Sun Dial 



Pop, the goat just et a jack- 
another hare in the but- 

phy. — Motherwell. 


'See that guy, he's an atheist." 
"Is that a good fraternity?" 

We admit that women are the most 
fickle creatures on earth — besides men. 

"What is the most dependable thing 
in existence?" 

"A postage stamp. It sticks to one 
thing until it gets there." 

"Why did you put quotation marks at 
the first and the last of your exam pa- 

"I was quoting the man in front 
of m ." — Exchange. 

Miss Brownfield: 

Barbara: "That's 
tends to your feet." 

"What is an Os- 

some one who 

They were walking through the 

Reading inscriptions on Tombstones. 

What kind of a stone would you like?" 

He asked of the maiden so fair. 

And blushingly she replied, "A soli- 


She — "Say something soft and sweet 
to me dearest." • 
Romeo — "Custard pie." 

First Vet — "When I was in France 
I was drilled by majors and captains 
and generals." 

Second Rookie — "That's nothing. 
When I was in camp I was drilled by 

Oh hell! 
My head aches 
My eyes burn 
My heart thumps 
My ears twitch 
My tongue's dry 
I'm sleepy 
And tired 
And disgusted 
And hurt — 

It's not that 
I'm drunk 
Or that 
My sweetie 
Gave me 
The air 
Or that 
My bank 
It's just 
That this 
Column has 
To be 
Oh hell! 

On Mental Weakness 

A weak mind is like a microscope, 
which magnifies trifling things, but 
cannot receive great ones. — Chester- 

Island Sold at Auction 

Lundy island in the Bristol channel 
has been sold under the hammer on 
several occasions. Its first auction 
sale brought in only about $40 000. 
while some years later it was with- 
drawn when the bidding reached $70,- 
000. At another time it was bought 
by one of the DeVeres, and the price 
paid for it was soon returned from 
the sale of rabbits. The auctioneer, 
at the time announced that it ac- 
knowledged neither king nor emperor 
and had never paid taxes. 

Merely Preparatory 

"I have been told," said the football 
player to his fiancee, "that you have 
been engaged before ; that I am not the 

The intensity of his passion made 
her shudder, but she quickly recov- 
ered herself. "And is it not proper," 
she demanded, "before playing a match 
game, to try a few practice games 
with scrub teams?" — Boston Tran- 


Plebe — "There is one advantage 
squeaking brakes." 
Soph— "Yeh?" 

Plebe — "You think you're in a taxi.' 

Temperance Lecturer — "If I lead a 
donkey up to a pail of water and a pail 
of beer, which will he choose to 

Soak — "The water." 

Temperance Lecturer — "And why?" 

Soak — "Because he is an ass." — 

First Drunk — "Shay you look like 
the deuce." 

Second Drunk — "Hozzat?" 

First Drunk — "There's two of you." 

"I want my hair cut collegiate style." 
'I see, you want Yale locks." 

While in New York in January I had 
dinner one evening at a hotel where 
the menu is written out by a chef who 
doesn't understand a word of Eng- 
lish. It was in Frog or Wop or some 
other shoulder-shrugging language. 

I didn't like to confess to my wife 
that I couldn't sabe the argot, so I 
pointed to one of the lines on the bill- 

"There, waiter," I said, "bring me 

"Sorry, sir," the tray juggler re- 
sponded. "But you can't have that." 

"I can't?" I demanded. "Why not?" 

"The band is playing it." — White 

She — "Times separates the best of 

He — "Yes, fifteen years ago we were 
both eighteen; and now you are twen- 
ty-five and I am thirty-three." — Punch 


Mr. Cleverton — "You saw some old 
ruins in England last summer, I sup- 

Miss Riche — "Yes, and several of 
them wanted to mafry me."Jack-o- 

Four Years Out— "What is the dif- 
ference between fish and a fool?" 

Four Years In — "I'll bite. What i» 
the difference?" 

Four Years Out — "Well, if you bite, 
.there isn't any." 

' "And how did they organize the war 

"I didn't say war frats, I said wharf 
rats!" — Pelican. 

Sophomore — "When dating with a 
stage star, you met her at the stage 
door. What do you do when you're 
dating a movie star?" 

Sdnior — "Meet her at the screen 
door, of course." — Froth. 

"I saw Brown the other day and he 
wast reating his wife in a way 1 
wouldn't treat a dog." 

"Great Scott, what was he doing?" 

"Kissing her." — Weekly. 

Name Like Fire Alarm 

An Indian chief visited Muskogee. 
Okla., recently and stayed over nigh! 
at the hotel. Going to bis room thill 
night he decided to call his wife, who 
lived at Dewar, a few miles away. 
He took down the phone receiver 
and started in: "This is Bvg Fire 
Chief Fire — " but the telephone op- 
erator let him get no further. She 
sounded the general tire alarm, and 
when the •lepartment arrived the In 
dian was still trying to get in hi.- 
••all and verbally losing bis tenipei 
through the phone. 


Many women are bad, but many 
aren't as bad as they're painted. — 
Brown Jug. 

Frater— "What were you doing in 
front of your window last night?" 

Dormer — "Why the beauty book says 
to take pains with your makeup." 

Gilded Goggles Good 

Goggles of gilded giass, consisting 
of yellow glass with a coating of gold, 
recently have been invented by Dr A. 
II. I'fund. associate professor of phys- 
ics at Johns Hopkins university, to 
protect the eyes of workmen who are 
exposed to the intense glare and heat 
from furnaces. The gold-coated glass 
is said to eliminate the heat and glare 
from light, while permitting sufficient 
for clear vision. The goid passes the 
light waves to the eyes, but casts off 
the heat waves and ultra-violet waves. 
—Popular Science Monthly. 

Psychic Thought 

In studying the psychic side of life 
it should be well and distinctly under- 
-tond that tliei'e is an ever-living 
spirit within each one of us; a spirit 
'or which there is no limited capacity 
imd no unfavorable surroundings. — 
Marie Corelli. 

Business and Sentiment 

.Tud Tunkins says if you give a man 
a present worth two bits he is pro- 
foundly grateful ; but if you give him 
advice \Y-orth thousands of dollars he 
'nimediatel.v begins to be suspicious. — 
Washington Star. 

Case for the S. P. C. C. 

The tightest man in the world is the 
Scotchman who shot off a pistol out- 
side his house on Christmas eve and 
then came in and told the children that 
Snnta Glaus had committed suicide. — 

Elevator on Airplane 

An airplane fitted with an elevator 
s being constructed for the French 
army. This will be used by the gunner 
in charge of two batteries of machine 
guns, one at the top and the other at 
the bottom of the fuselage. The ma- 
chine is a giant bomber. Should an 
attack come from above, the gunner 
simply lifts himself by means of the 
elevator and gets in position to man 
the top guns. When an attack comes 
from below he can lower himself the 
same way. 

Stray Bit of Wisdom 

I once met a man who had forgiven 
an injury. I hope some day to meet 
the man who has forgiven an insult. — 
Charles Buxton. 

Pity Above Wisdom 

More healthful than all wisdom is 
one draught of simple human pity 
that will not forsake us. — George 

Fortune Good and Evil 

Many have been ruffled by their for- 
tunes, many have escaped ruin by the 
want of fortune. 

Mixture of Names 

Perth Amboy, N. J., was settled in 
1683. It was named Perth for James, 
earl of Perth. Amboy, a corruption of 
the original Indian name, was after- 
ward added. 

Language of Golfers 

"Well, how did you get on?" in] 
quired a novice of a friend who had 
just finished a^ important golf match. 
"Oh," said the old hand, "we got off all 
right. I was a bit short at the long 
and then long at the short, but my op- 
ponent was never up all the way be- 
cause he couldn't get down. He played 
better coming in than he did going 
out. so we were square on the round.'! \ 

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He who observes the speaker more 
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Won by Flattery 

Commend a fool for his wit, or a 
knave for his honesty, and they will 
receive you into their bosom. — Field- 

Take a Daily Walk 

Don't be a "shut-in." Try to get a 
brisk walk every day, even if it is only 
a short one. 

Spur on Wing 

A long bright yellow face gives the 
masked plover its name, says Nature 
Magazine. It has a long spur on the 
bend of each wing. It lives in the Mo- 
lucca islands. New Guinea, and the 
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d.1 Vol. 2. 


No. VIII. 

COLLEGE, 31-9 

Every game seems to be the more 
thrilling and every team seems to be 
the better esports than the last one. 
Alabama College welcomed Howard 
girls into a stiff fight for a victory Sat- 
urday, February 14. 

Though Howard fought hard Monte- 
vallo was in the lead throughout the 
game with a final score of 9-31. 

Mabel, though almost afraid she 
would hurt the small opponent, took 
a step, raised her hand and rolled 'em 
in. Little Tad lived up to her name 
well. Heahey and Tad rolled up the 
score, while Bill, Townsend and Tur- 
ner held those forwards valiantly and 
successfully. As we all know, Ward 
is a star-player and though not up to 
her best form, she did some excellent 

The pep and support of our team 
from the sidelines should not be over- 
looked in the victory. 


The greatest, most daring and gen- 
uinely sportsmanlike game of basket- 
ball ever recorded in the history of 
Alabama College athletics took place 
Thursday afternoon, February 3. Said 
game came into existence as the re- 
sult of a challenge to the faculty from 
the Home Economics Club several 
weeks ago. Without any hesitation 
the ;ame was agreed upon and vne 
date set accordingly. From the be- 
ginning, sufficient interest was mani- 
fested to promise lots of fun, but as 
the time drew nearer, people and 
things at Montevallo were not wBat 
they seemed. 

Outline of preparation for Mechani- 
cal Jane's team — with able, cheer lead- 
er. Misses Monk and Vickery. 

First Practice Swimming pool; 
yells! ! ! ! 

Second Practice — Gym, limber-up. 
Third Practice — Block Hall; sef 'em 

Fourth 'Practice — Swimming pool; 
more yells! ! ! ! 

Fifth Practice — Class rooms; effect 
of Psychology (flunk 'em). 

Sixth Practice — Dining room; songs 
and pep-per. 

Seventh Practice — Practice court; 
fight 'em. 

All the factulty members were loyal 
and appeared for each practice, even 
Dr. Palmer and Dear Carmichael, as 
busy as they were, dropped all their 
work and went out for yell practice. 
These "swimming hole" meetings soon 
aroused curiosity from the club team 
and one day they caught the faculty 
members down there yelling and sing- 

ing for dear life. 

The dinner scene marked the return 
of the old-time Thanksgiving spirit. All 
the teachers having met on the front 
porch, marched into the dining room, 
preceded by a splendid faculty band, 
and followed by their strong team. Mr. 
March, carrying a huge palm branch, 
led the line of march. A beautifully 
laid banquet table with a color scheme 
of green and white was an interesting 
feature of the occasion. The yells and 
songs caused much merriment 
throughout the meal. 

At 3:30 the game was called and in- 
stead of the Home Economics team 
meeting their supposed opponents on 
the field, the men on the faculty dress- 
ed in middies and white skirts rushed 
on. Though the girls on the club 
team were most paralyzed with sur 
price at t'-ie app«ara»ce of 'his robust 
team they played valiantly until the 
referee called five personal fouls on 
the men's team for not putting enough 
effort into their playing, and soon the 
selected players came forth mid much 
cheering. The game proceeded splen- 
didly under the excellent management 
of Bill Smith, refereeing, and Helen 
Townsend, umpiring, dressed in tight 
skirts, high heels, flapper hats, glasses, 
etc., just as though they were on their 
way to a tacky party. Clever signals 
were given by the factulty team, fully 
appreciated by all, and the game was 
peppy enough until Miss Campbell ap- 
parently fell over in a dead faint and 
had everyone frantic Dr. Peck dressed 
as a nurse, appeared instantly with a 
gallon bottle of Sloan's linament and 
a basket of bandages. Soon the star 
goal-thrower was "up and going" 

Mrs. Palmer, beautifully dressed in 
white silk, was the faculty sponsor, 
while Mr. Meroney was the mascot — 
all dressed in green and white: "rs. 
Davies was sponsor to the Home Eco- 
nomic Club, with lovely corsage of 
pink carnations and green streamers 
carrying out the color scheme. The 
mascot was a baby (Mr. Carle Hold- 



:he impresario coding 

Friends of Mrs. Joe Allgood were 
glad to see her again on last Thurs- 
day, when she visited Mary Brad- 
shaw and Ethel Drake. 

Gertrude Broadway spent the past 
week-end with her family at their 
home in Selma. 

Frances Freeland spent the past 
week-end in Selma with her family. 

Mr. Frank Derley, of York, visited 
his sister, Mary, on last Sunday. 

We regret that Ethel Fuller is very 
sick with pneumonia, but hope for her 
a speedy recovery. 


Productions of Opera Comique 

rige) and his negro nurse (Mr. Reid) 
Dr. Palmer was out in full dress suit 
and cane. The loyal booster members 
of the faculty dressed all "crazy-like." 
Nearly everyone was covered with 
paint and rouge and carried artificial 
flowers. Miss Brooke, disguised with 
said cosmtiics, a wig and flapper 
clothes to'the extent of "getting by" 
nearly everybody. She certainly was 
attractive. In the midst of the game, 
a snake dance was staged by the 
teachers, and various stunts kere given 
all along. Miss Keyes, as "Mechani- 
cal Jane," played a very important 
part when presented by Mr. Kennedy 
as a new and reliable basket ball play- 
er. She was sold at auction to the 
highest bidder. The Home Economics 
Club being in need at that time, payed 
the price and therefore won the battle 
by the very close score of 14-14. 

It's impossible to mention half the 
fun, but suffice it is to say that the 
students were convinced that the 
teachers were the best of sports and 
peppy enough. At the conclusion of 
the game, the men of the faculty chal- 
lenged any student organization to a 
tennis meet. 

The faculty of Alabama College can't 
be beat. Yell for the factulty! 

Faculty lineup— Elizabeth Cogswell, 
Margaret Braten, H. W. Jones, cen- 
ters; Mary G. Decker, Miss Newice- 
inger, guards; Lucile Hook, Polly 
Gibbs, Goanne Larue Sharpe, Mr. Orr. 

The "Marriage of Fiargo" was such 
a big success that another Hinshaw 
opera, Mozart's "The Impresario," is 
coming to Alabama College on Febru- 
ary 21. 

During the past three seasons Mr. 
Hinshaw's company has given "The 
Impresario" nearly three hundred 
times before the music clubs and so- 
cieties of the country, with great suc- 
cess, and has received the highest 
praise from critics and public for its 
artistic and cultural worth and its ex- 
quisite and charming entertainment 
qualities. The cast for the season of 
1924-25 will remain the same with the 
notable exception that Mr. Hinshaw 
has engaged the greatest American 
operatic basso, Mr. Hanri Scott, for- 
merly of the Metropolitan Opera Com- 
pany, to replace Mr. Percy Hemus in 
the title role. Without doubt, Henri 
Scott stands today as the greatest 
American operatic basso before the 
public. He was born in Philadelphia, 
educated in Philadelphia, New York 
and Europe, and was brought out by 
Hammerstein at the Manhattan Opera 
House, New York, in 1909. He sang 
three years as leading basso of Chicago 
Opera, and four years with the Metro- 
politan Opera of New York. He has 
sung in Italy and France and has sung 
on many tours in America with vari- 
ous symphony orchestras, and also as 
recitalist and in oratrio and festivals. 

Scott is a prominent member of the 
Society of American Singers, and sang 
with them one season at Park Thea- 
ter, New York, appearing as Lotario in 
"Mignon," Mephisto in "Faust," Dr. 
Miracle in "Tales of Hoffman" and 
Escamillo in "Carmen." He has a 
great voice and is a fine actor and 
consummate artist. 

Miss Lottice Howell is the colora- 
tura soprano in the company. For two 
seasons :vnss ±io*eil has uai^u L1.J 
public as "Dorothea" in the Impresario 
performances with her beautiful voice 
and charming personality. She was 
born in Alabama, became piano prodi- 
gy and studied singing in New York; 
singing concert tours and at the Strand 
in New York was engaged by Mr. Hin- 
shaw for the role of "Dorothea." Miss 
Howell is highly gifted histrionically 
as well as vocally. She has captured 
the hearts of her audience at every ap- 
pearance, of which she has made about 
200 as "The Singer of Linz" ("Doro- 
thea") in the Impresario. 

Hazel Huntington, primadonna so- 
prano, is a clever actress and a so- 
prano whose voice has much flexibility 
and an uncommonly high range. For 
three seasons Miss Huntington has 
sung in the Impresario Co., the first 
season in the ingenue role of "Doro- 
thea," and for two seasons as the 
prima-donna, "Madam Hofer," in both 
of which roles she has won the high 
admiration of critics and public from 
coast to coast and from Canada to Gal- 
veston. Born in Minnesota, educated 
in New York, she toured the country 
first in Robin Hood; later in grand 
opera sketh and concerts; then the 

The tenor of the company Harold 
Hansen, is a young singer of promise 
who has a fine lyric tenor voice and 
attractive personality. Few young ten- 
ors have made so pleasing an impres- 
sion as has Mr. Hansen during the 
past five years in his various tours of 
the country. Born and educated in 
New York, he was a prominent boy 
soprano, and is now tenor soloist at 
Temple Beth-el on Fifth Avenue. He 
toured Orpheum circuit as leading ton- 
or with Madam Doree Operalogue Co., 
has appeared as soloist with several 
symphony orchestras, including Phila- 
delphia Symphony under the direction 
of Stokowsky, is splendid pianist and 
has seraphic tenor voice. 

A solid splendid singer and actor 
is Francis Tyler, bass-baritone. Mr 
Tyler has been a member of the Im- 
presario Company for three seasons 
and has won the praise of critics and 
public with his fine voice and splendid 
acting. He was born in Detroit, edu- 
cated at Cornell University and New 
York, and debuted as "Bonze" in Sav- 
age's "Butterfly." He sang several 
seasons in grand opera; was head of 
music leaders in the navy during the 
way, and has sung over one hundred 


different roles in grand and comic op- 

Last, but by no means least, in this 
personnel is Willard Sebtszerg, pian- 
ist-musical director. He is an accom- 
panist pianistic virtuoso and plays the 
difficult accompaniments in masterly 
fashion. He was born in New York, 
began study of piano at eight, was or- 
ganist at Memorial Pres. Church, Do- 
ver, N. J., at 14 years; organist and 
director at University Heights Pres. 
Church, New York, at 19, and graduat- 
ed from New York University, B. S. 
Degree, 1923— a member of Zeta Psi; 
during his senior year in University be- 
came director Music Department, due ( 
to untimely death of its previous direc^ 
tor; conducted Yonkers Choral Socitey jf) 
and University Heights Woman'. * Ch^ 
ral. SelstDerg tout -fi .n y « <-U„ 
with Pcnselle, Otis, Lenox, Agostini,,, 
Amsden, Saryo, Morris Press and oi ti- 

The story of this delightful comic 
opera, "The Impresario" tells how 
Emanuel Schilaneder, director of the 
Freihaus Theater, and Mozart's libret- 
tist, is hoodwinked into engaging De- 
moiselle Uhlich as a member of his 
company. She is beloved by the di- 
rector's nephew, Phillip, but the direc- 
tor refuses to have a niece-in-law in 
his company, saying he has enough 
troubles as it is with Mozart's sister- 
in-law, Madam Hofer, as prima-donna 
assoluta. So Demoiselle Uhlich pre- 
tends to be an Italian singer named 
Cavaliere, and is engaged in a delight- 
ful scene of comedy with Madam Ho- 
fer. In this scene the two singers go 
through a contest in song and in jeal- 
ousy in a manner as funny as it is 

It is a very lively and amusing satire 
on the pretension of the people of the 
I opera stage, and the music shows Mo- 
zart at his best and maturest. 

"The Impresario" is well sung, well 
acted, the staging is good, the cos- 
tumes correct, and the whole has a 
certain touch of daintiness, good hum- 
or and fine satire. 




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When the Letz Quartet, 
appear here at Alabama College on 
Saturday night, March 14, played re- 
cently in Montreal, the local Gazette 
commented as follows on their per- 
formance: "The Letz Quartet have the 
essential quality of the interpreters of 
chamber music, namely the combina- 
tion of performance which makes for 
smooth dialogue rather than unwonted 
prominence of any one contributor to 
the musical conservation." When the 
same quartet gave a concert in Char- 
leston, S. C, the American of that 
city, wrote: "Each member of the 
quartet proved a true artist." The 
two opinions would seem to exclude 
one another. How can the members 
of a quartet be individual artists and 
at the same time submerge their indi- 
vidualities in the work of the whole? 
But is not this a true measure of 
artistry? One can, of course, imagine 
a string quartet, in which Kreisler 
would play the first violin, Heifetz the 
second violin, Tertis would play the 
viola, and Casals the cello. This 
would, indeed, make a combination of 
the four greatest artists in their re- 
spective fields, but whether this 
would make for the best quartet music 
is another matter. The playing of 
chamber music requires years of 
unceasing work, a sacrifice of much in- 
dividual playing and a willingness to 
m'vse one's personality in the inter 
pretati n of the work in hand. This 
the members of the Letz Quartet have 
achieved to a remarkable degree, in 
spite of the fact that each one of them 
is an artist of concert calibre. 

The personnel consists of Hans 
Letz, first violin; Edwin Bachmann, 
second violin; Wm. Schubert, viola, 
and Horace Britt, cello. 

Mr. Letz was for several seasons 
concert master of the Chicago Sym- 
phony Orchestra, resigning from it to 
go to New York and become a mem- 
ber of the Kneisel Quartet, with 
which he remained until it disbanded. 
Immediately afterward he organized 
thepresent quartet which bears his 
name. As a soloist he has been heard 
with all the leading American audi- 
ences in New York, Boston, Pittsburgh 
and other cities, but it is as the foun- 
der and leader of the Letz Quartet that 
he has gained his greatest fame and 

He has chosen as his associates 
young men, brimming with enthusiasm 
for the difficult task they have be- 
fore them, and yet, artists who have 
won unusual recognition on both sides 
of the Atlantic. 

Mr. Bachmann, a pupil of Hubay, 
was formerly concert master of the 
State Orchestra in Buda-Pesth and on 
his arrival in America joined the New 
York Symphony Orchestra. Here he 
has also had much experience in 
chamber music organizatidons and for 
two seasons played with the Little 
Symphony led by George Barrere. 

Mr. William Schubert, viola player, 
is a recent acquisition. He is an 
American who studied under Arnold 
Academy under Arnold Rose, the first 
violinist of the famous Rose Quartet, 
perhaps the best known European 
string quartet. Thanks to his tute- 
lage, Mr. Schubert had the privilege 
of extraordinary chamber music train- 
ing, having appeared on many occa- 
sions with the Rose Quartet. In this 
country Mr. Schubert has played for 
six seasons first violin with the New 
York Philharmonic, and for the com- 
ing season has been engaged to lead 
the viola section of the State Sym- 

Mr. Britt is a Belgian and a gradu- 
ate of the Paris Conservatory. He has 
been soloist with the foremost French 
orchestras and with the leading ones 
in America, and has played under the 
baton of the following conductors, all 

of world-wide fame: Edouard Colonne, 
Theodore Thomas, Gustav Mahler, Al- 
fred Hertz, Arthur Nikosch, Felix 
Weingartner and Arturo Toscanini. He 
joins the Letz Quartet after several 
seasons on the Pacific coast, where he 
was first 'cellist of the San Francosco 
Symphony Orchestra and also 'cellist 
of the Chamber Music Society. 

There is a widespread impression 
among many people that chamber 
music, particularly as played by string 
quartets, is intended for the musically 
elect, for the "highbrows." It is this 
same feeling which has for many years 
kept people away from the performan- 
ces of Beethoven Symphonies and 
Wagner operas. This impression is 
a fallacy. It is true, that music, like 
every other art, presupposes a certain 
amount of elementary preparation for 
the full appreciation of its beauties. 
The first visit to an art gallery re- 
sults in a headache for the uuinitiated, 
each succeeding visit brings a fuller 
realization of the cultural treasures 
hidden in a portrait by Rembrandt. 
The same with music. The first hear- 
ing of a Beethoven Symphony may in- 
duce peaceful slumber, but if taken 
in proper doses, the music of Beetho- 
ven, Wagner and Brahms will eventu- 
ally make one a better human being 
then a music lover and eventually a 
music enthusiast. This explains why 
Wagner's music is now most eagerly 
sought by persons, hardly "highbrows," 
why the Ninth Symphony of Beethoven 
attracts nearly twenty thousand peo- 
ple to the New York Stadium, way 
every large city is now offering a 
summer season of concerts in the 
open air, at which the best music is 
played by the leading orchestras. Thus, 
chamber music is also gradually 
emerging from the class of the taboo. 
More and more people are anxious to 
hear the quartets of Beethoven, of 
Brahms and even the modern v^orks of 
Stravinsky, Debussy and Rovel. The 
Letz Quartet, one of the foremost 
chamber music organizations in the 
country, has gone even further to 
popularize its concerts. Not only does 
it present complete works of the clas- 
sic and modern composers, but also 
transcriptions of popular works, such 
as Grainger's "Molly on the Shore," 
and Tschaikowsky's "Andante Canta- 
belle." No doubt, the concert by the 
Letz Quartet will prove popular with 
all local music lovers, both the sophis- 
ticated ones. 

Mary Riley. 

"Polonaise Op. 40 No. V' (Chopin) — 
Helen Hagood. 

Piano Soli "Etude Op. 25 No. 2" 
(Chopin); "Etude Op. 25 No. 9" 
(Chopin)— Marie Holladay. 



On Saturday afternoon, February 14, 
the Seventh Student Recital was en- 
joyed by an appreciative audience. The 
following program was given: 

Piano Solo (N. Irving Hyatt) "In a 
Bower" — Anna Murphree. 

Piano Solo (Boyle) "Pierrott" — 
Mary Wylie. 

Vocal Solo (MasFadyen) "Home" — 
Verna Brasher. 

Piano Solo (Gramer) "The Desire" — 
Myrtle Tuberville. 

Piano Solo (Kijurulf) "Humoreske" 
— Joyce Jackson. 

Vocal Solo (Ferrata) "Night and the 
Curtains Drawn" — Reba Dunklin. 

Piano Solo (MacDowell) "From an 
Indian Lodge" — Minnie Peebles John- 

Piano Solo (Liszt) "Liebestraume in 
E Major" — Charles Mahaffey. 

Vocal Solo (Whelpley) "I know a 
Hill" — Helen Gray McNeill. 

Piano Solo (La Forge) "Gavotte and 
Musotte" — Eleanor Hooper. 

Piano Solo (Grainger) "Country 
Gardens" — Lucy Stevens. 

Vocal Solo (Oliver) "The Nightin- 
gales of Lincoln's Inn" — Etoile 

Piano Solo (Chopin) "Nocturne Op. 
32 No. 1"— Jewel Jeffrey. 

Piano Solo (Jonas) "Concert Mazur- 
ka" — Jatty Cole. 
Vocal Solo (Speaks) "Morning" — 

We are going to have something new 
at Montevallo on February 26-28! Ex- 
pression, basket ball, home economics 
and various and sundry other contests 
have long caused excitement and now 
the seed of friendly rivalry implanted 
in the brain of music has resulted in 
a high school music contest, 

Of course, there must be rules and 
regulations to abide by, and these are: 
Eligibility — Entrants in these con- 
tests must be regularly enrolled un- 
dergraduate students in a high school 
in the State of Alabama and must be 
pursuing successfully three standard 
high school subjects. No person more 
than twenty-three years of age at the 
time of the contest may compete in 
these contests. Two pupils from each 
school may enter the contests in piano, 
two in voice, two in violin and two in 
'cello, provided the total number of 
students in any one school desiring to 
enter does not exceed four. In other 
words, if the four subjects are repre- 
sented in the high school only one each 
may come for the contests; if only 
two, then two from each of those may 
be sent. 

Entry — Application to enter these 
contests must be made on or before 
February 20, 1925, on the official entry 
blank, copies of which will be sent to 
the school authorities or will be fur- 
nished on application to Dean O. C. 
Carmichael, general chairman. 

Nature of Contests — In all contests 
there is specified a contest selection 
to be performed, and in addition, each 
contestant performs also a selection 
of her own choice. All selections must 
be performed from memory. 

Preliminaries — There are no county 
or district elimination preliminaries 
for these contests. Each high school 
may hold a local elimination contest 
in case more than four students are 
desirous of entering the contest. Dur- 
ing the interscholastic meet, if the 
number of entrants in a contest neces- 
sitates it, elimination preliminaries in 
several groups are held and the win- 
ners from each groUp then participate 
in the final contest. 

Judging — Contests shall be designat- 
ed and graded by number only and 
their order of appearance in the con- 
test shall be determined by it. There 
shall be three judges in each contest. 
Piano, Violin, 'Cello and Voice 

In addition to the general rules stat- 
ed above note the following: 

The time required for the perfor- 
mance of the contestant's own selec- 
tion must not exceed five minutes. If 
the selection exceeds this time limit, 
contestant will be disqualified. The 
points of judging in the piano contest 
are: Tone, technique, clearness with 
reference to finger work and pedalling, 
phrasing, interpretation, selection of 
composition and stage presence. In 
the violin and 'cello contests: Tone, 
intonation, technique, phrasing, inter- 
pretation, stage presence and selec- 
tion of composition. In the voice con- 
test: Tone, pitch, tchnique, including 
pronunciation, phrasing, interpretation, 
stage presence and selection of compo 

Contest Selections for 1925 

Piano— Tendre Aveu Op. 43, No. 2, 
by Edward ' Shutt; publishers, T. B. 
Harms Co., 62-64 West 45th Street, 
New York City. 

Soprano — "There's a Lark in My 
Heart" (Key D), Gilbert S. Ross; pub- 
lishers, John Church Co., New York 

Alto — "The Little Woman in Gray" 
(Key D), Carl Mahn; publishers, John 
Church Co., New York City. 

Violin — Aucassin and Nicolette, 
Fritz Kreisler; publisher, Carl Fischer, 
Cooper Square, New York City. 

'Cello — Lacinquantaine (Air in the 
Older style), Gabriel Marie; publish- 
er, Carl Fischer, Cooper Square, New 
York City. 

Prizes Offered 

Alabama College offers one $50 
scholarship for each of the four sub- 
jects included in the contest — piano, 
voice, 'cello and violin. This amount 
to be applied to the music fees when 
the winner enters the college. The 
scholarship may not be awarded, how- 
ever, in a given contest unless there 
are as many as three contestants. 

dially invited. The program will be: 
Piano Solo (Chopin) "Polonaise Op. 
40, No. 1" — Helen Hagood, Evergreen, 

Soprano Solo (Densmore) "I Know 
Where a Garden Grows" — Lucile Clay, 
Fulton, Ala. 

'Cello Solo (Weiss) "Versage Nicht" 
— Genevieve Tuberville, Century, Ala. 

Piano Soli .(Chopin) a— "Etude Op. 
25, No. 2;" b— "Etude Op. 25, No. 9;" 
c— "Etude Op. 10, No. 12"— Marie Hol- 
iday, Gordonsville, Ala. 

Soprano Soli a— (Ronald) "Sylvan;" 
b — (Woodman) "A Birthday" — Wini- 
fred Castleman, Greensboro, Ala. 

Piano Soli (Powel) "Banjo Picker;" 
(Jonas) "Toccato" — Genevieve Tuber- 
ville, Century, Ala. 

Violin Solo (Ch. de Beriot) "Concer- 
to No. VII in G," Allegro Maestoso— 
Anne Long, Marion, Ala. 

Soprano Solo (Rimsky-Karsahow) 
"Song of India" — Minnie Peebles John- 
son, Montevallo, Ala. 

Piano Solo (Chopin) "Fantasie Im- 
promptu" — Alice Hauler, Lavley, Ala. 

String Quartet (Aubert-Poslion) 
"Air;" (Handel Poelion) "Gavotte" — 
Mary McConaughy, violin; Alice Ly- 
man, violin; Anne Long, viola; Gene- 
vieve Turberville, 'cello. 

Czecho-Slovak Folk Songs — (a) 
"Song of Bohemia," arranged by Den- 
nis Taylor; (b) "Wake Thee, Now 
Dearest," arranged by Deems Taylor. 
— Choral Class. 

This is the first public appearance 
of the Choral Club, and, thanks to the 
combined efforts of Mr. Frank E. 
Marsh, director, and Miss Polly Gibbs, 
accompanist, quite a treat is promised 
the audience on Thursday evening. 

On the evening of February 13, an 
interesting study of Tshaikowsky was 
taken up in the Music Club. After the 
story of his life was told by Patty 
Cole, the members enjoyed a nice lit- 
tle Victrola concert, some of the Rus- 
sian composer's works. First was the 
"March Shav," after Julia Tuberville 
gave the history of the piece. 

Next came various dances of the 
"Nut Cracker Suite," which were more 
appreciated after the stories connected 
with this descriptive series had been 
told by Helen Hagood. 

Maybe He Meant It That Way 

Flake — I suppose the professor is as 
absent-minded as ever. What's his 

Drake — Oh, he hooked the cat up to 
the charger and threw a shoe at his 



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Miss Mary Ella Rowan, an old Tut- 
wiler girl, is back up here now, as 
Dr. Palmer's private secretary. 

Zirlie Holland's mother is visiting in 
Montevallo this week and of course 
Zirlie is the "gladdest one." We'll all 
be sorry when the week is over be- 
cause Mrs. Holland persists in win- 
ning our admiration and love. 

Miss Annie Mae Skinner and Alice 
Mahler went with the Dramatic Club 
on the trip to Troy the first of the 
week. They came back full of glow- 
ing accounts of the good time they 
had on the trip. All the rest of us 
secretely determined to try out for 
Dramatic Club next time for we've 
got a roving Nomad's blood in our 
veins and desire to travel away from 
these hallowed halls once in ever so 

Miss Alice Alsobrook celebrated 
her birthday, Wednesday night at a 
party in her room. Her friends en- 
joyed the party and the eats "de luxe" 
to the fullest and all wish for her 
many happy returns of the day. 

Miss Margaret Coleman is spend- 
ing the week-end in Anniston with 

Miss Winifred Castleman went up 
to Birmingham last week to hear 
Freida Hempel sing. She says it was 
"wonderful" and we listen to her 
static report with envy gnawing at 
our hearts. 


One of the most interesting events 
in the series of lectures to be heard 
in the college auditorium this season 
will be the appearance on Monday. 
February 23. of Vilhjalmur Stefansson 
foremost Artie explorer, who will 
speak in Montevallo under the aus- 
pices of the college. 

Few people have any conception of 
life ;s it is lived in the far north. 
When Stefansson made his announce- 
ment in 1913 that he intended to prove 
to the world that white men could 
live off the land in the frozen north, 
everyone thought he was demented. 
But he accomplished the fact, and re- 
turned after five years with a fund 
of knowledge, pictures and experi- 
ences which he uses in his lectures 
for the enlightenment of the people 
of this far different land. 

On his two previous expositions he 
made careful studies of the Eskimos 
and discovered the so-called Blond 
Eskimos who have figured so largely 
in the newspapers since. Because of 
his studies of this race, because of his 
discoveries of land and because of 
the application of new ideas and 
methods to exploration, Stefansson is 
now considered the foremost polar 
explorer of the present day. He has 
been honored by Geographical socie- 
ties of several nations and given hon- 
orary degrees from prominent univer- 
sities of this country. 

Stefansson is a brilliant and suc- 
cessful writer and is the author of a 
number of books and many magazine 
articles. "The Northward Course of 
Empire'' and "Hunters of the Great 
North," are his latest books and "The 
Friendly Arctic," an earlier publica- 
tion, is one of his most popular. 

In his lectures Stefansson does not 
tell only of his experiences in the 
Arctic, but of the ideas he has gained 
from these experiences. In the past 
few years his mind has turned from 
exploration into the broader channel 
o£ bringing to the attention of the 
world the vast potential possibilities 
of the North. In it he sees a land 
that will produce great wealth both 
in food and minerals, a land as full 
of promises as the West of the early 

Quite a large number of the stu- 
dent body attended the ball game 
with W. C. A. in Montgomery. Among 
those witnessing the game were: 
Mary Riley, Pat Connor, Mildred Gil- 
christ, Mary Bryant, India Crawford, 
Ethel Thompson, Gladys Huey, Agnes 
Hardy, Mary Crossley, Roberta Bai- 
ley, Caroline Middleton, Winona 
Rogers Mary Nette Loftin, Elizabeth 
Granberry, Anna Murphree, Vivian 
Cobb, Rella Rudolph, Alene Slade, 
Ruth Little, Mildred Guin, Barbara 
Broadbeck, Christine Trevarthon, 
Sara Bemon and Anne Johnson. 

Mary Derley spent last week-end 
with her family in York. 

Mary Robinson spent the past week 
end at her home in Birmingham. 

Dr. White, of Marion, who has re- 
cently conducted a revival at the Bap- 
tist Church talked to the students at 
Y. W. C. A. service Wednesday night. 
His subject, "Let no man despise thy 
youth" was very impressive. 

We were very sorry to know that 
Lorene Hankins was called home by 
the death of her grandfather on last 

Miss MacMichael and Miss Newei- 
singcr spent the past week-end in 
Montgomery, where they attended the 
game with W. C. A. 

Dean and Mrs. O. C. Carmichael at- 
tended the game in Montgomery last 
week end. 

Julia Kimbrough, Anna Laura Rob- 
inson, Minnie Sellers and Mildred Al- 
britton had the old school spirit with 
them at the Woman's College game. 

Miss Ellen Hagood accompanied 
the Montevallo High School basket 
ball team to Plantersville on Friday 
afternoon. We are very proud to know 
that M. H. S. girls won. They are 
playing to determine their entrance 
in the tournament to be held here 
from the twenty-sixth through the 

Machines in Astronomy 

At least two-thirds of the time now* 
spent by astronomers on extended; 
computations can be saved by the use; 
of adding and computing machines, ac- 
cording to Dr. L. J. Comrie of the' 
Dearborn observatory of Northwestern 
university. In the past, objections 
have been made to the use of such in- 
struments from the possibility of their 
being inaccurate, but, said Doetori 
Comrie, "modern engineering skill has 
produced machines that are practically; 
fool-proof and error-proof, as well us 
versatile and easy to operate." Doctor 
Comrie pointed out that this develop- 
ment of the computing machine lo its 
present perfection is the result of its 
wide commercial application, but that 
this same development has caused the 
machine to be designed essentially for 
business purposes. Machines might he' 
constructed which would suit the pur- 
poses of astronomers and other scien- 
tists much better than those now in 
use. he said, if they were used to a 
sufficient extent. 

Cattails Made Valuable 

From common swamp cattails scien- 
tists have recently made both food and 

Verdun's Unhappy History 

Verdun, which became blood-soaked 
during the World war, had been the 
scene of prev -s heavy bloodshed 
one of the instances having been in 
file general massacre of Jews by peas 
ants in a religious misconception in 
the Fourteenth eintury. This was 
about 1317. Tliere was not a Jew in 
England from 1010 to 1G24, and for 
some time after vm there was none 
in France. 



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A SHOT, a cry, a general com- 
motion and Leslie Durand 
was the center ct aa excited 
group. It was among the 
most sordid homes of the Italian dis- 
trict of the great city, aad after dar k. 

A week previous he had come into 
the section, primarily appointed by a 
commons commission to ascertain the 
prospect of founding a community 
house. In addition to this, a newspa- 
per had engaged him to write a series 
of articles on life in the ghetto-like 

Durand had rented the suite of 
rooms over a cheap store. He was on 
his way home, when suddenly a loud 
report startled him. A hail of large 
shot showered past him. He ran to 
the spot where he had seen the flash — 
the mouth of an alley. No one was 
visible down its dim length, but near 
the street himself and the crowd 
quickly gathered found a sawed-off 
shotgun, abandoned by the would-be 
assassin or excitement agitator, as the 
case might be. 

"It is the vendetta !" was the sur- 
mise of an aged man. 

"Against whom?" it was challenged. 

"Ah, that is so — whom, indeed !" 
muttered the old man. Then, amid 
the babel of many Italian voices dis- 
cussing the sensational episode, Du- 
rand quietly drew to the edge of the i 

His arm was touched gently as he 
started once more in the direction of 
home. He turned to see a man past 
middle age on crutches. Beside him 
was a girl of about eighteen. 

"Your hand is bleeding," he advised 

"Why, so it is!" exclaimed the lat- 
ter, for the first time noticing where 
one of the scattered leaden missiles 
had grazed the back of his fingers. "It 
is nothing, for I feel no pain," added 
Durand, carelessly. 

"It should be attended to, neverthe- 
less," returned the other seriously. "I 
am something of a surgeon, Mr. Du- 
rand. My little home is nearby — " 

"Why, you know me?" observed Du- 
rand, wonderingly. 

"By name and sight — oh, yes," was 
answered with a friendly smile. "In 
a little community like this every 
stranger is remarked. 

Durand began wrapping a handker- 
chief about his hand. The young girl 
stepped forward to assist him. He 
knew not why, but the gentle touch of 
her dainty fingers, the look of interest 
tn her clear blue eyes caused him to 
assent to the reiterated invitation of 
the old man, evidently her father, to 
visit their home and have his slight 
injury attended to. 

It was a quaint little cottage far 
back from the street to which Durand 
was. led. There was a neat glass sign 
on the door reading, "Prof. Gabriel 
Dubourg, Teacher of Piano and Vio- 
lin." The front room was neatly fur- 
nished. There was an air of good taste 
and art all about the apartment. 

"In our humble way, my daughter 
Leila and myself are quite favorites 
of the people about here," remarked 
the musician. "We know their ways. 
We feared that you — a stranger — " 

Here the young girl cast a quick 
look upon her father, who, somewhat 
embarrassed, did not complete the sen 
fence he had begun. Instead he 
locked the room door and hastily drew 
a small surgical case from a cabinet, 
but Durand said : 

"See, it is a mere surface scratch on 
my hand." 

'Yes, the abrasion is not severe, but 
— we must look for poison." 

"Poison '" repeated Durand, with a 
start, and hen he understood the in- 
sinuation. jJoubtless the man who 
had fired the guP had sought to kill 
an enemy. Cases w£re not rare where 
poisoned missiles had been employed. 
Not for a moment had Duf?.nd suspect- 
ed that the shot might have been 
meant for himself. 

The professor applied a solution to 
the grazed member and bound it wit! 1 
a thin covering of gauze. Then they 
drifted into a pleasant conversation 
and Durand learned that the musician 
and his daughter were well posted in 
Italian dialects and r eceiv ed quite an 

income from writing and translating 
letters for their neighbors. As he 
thanked host and hostess for their kind 
attention and arose to go, the profes- 
sor directed an uneasy and appealing 
look at his daughter. 

"There were some little purchases 
you spoke of this afternoon," he od- 
served to Leila. "She would be com- 
pany for you on your way, Mr. Du- 

Leila flushed, but put on her hat. 
She accompanied Dnrand as far as a 
well-lighted principal thoroughfare and 
then bade him good-night. 

"I declare!" soliloquized Durand 
with a whimsical smile as he reached 
his room, what would my newspaper 
friends think if I were to tell them 
that a beautiful young lady actually 
saw me home!" 

The Dubourg family held a decided 
fascination for Durand and he called 
at their modest home two afternoons 
during the week following. The pro- 
fessor gave him much information 
that fitted into his newspaper stories 
Leila enthralled him with her beauty 
i and mvisical genius. One afternoon 
jhis stay lingered into the hours aftei 
! dark. Again, as he arose to leave the 
hospitable roof, Leila had "some pur 
chases to make." As they neared his 
home a sudden enlightenment flooded 
Durand's mind. 

"Miss Dubourg," he said, "can it be 
possible that you go to all this trouble 
from fear that I may come to harm?" 

Leila hesitated, faltered. Then she 
said : 

"It is true. My father believes that 
shot in the dark was mount for you." 

"Oh, impossible !," exclaimed Durand 
"What could he the motive? I am en 
tirely friendly to these people." 

"You have signed the name 'Zucci' 
to your newspaper articles," spoke 

"Yes, I picked up the name some- 
where and have used it." 

"You must change it." 

"And why?" interrogated Durand in 

"My father and I know a great deal 
about our neighbors. It seems that a 
certain revolutionary set are suspect- 
ing that you are a spy. Your hap- 
hazard selection of that nom de plume 
has in their minds counected you with 
a hated and hunted detective known as 
Zucci. Your life is in danger." 

A tender glow overspread the young 
man's face as he realized the respect 
?>nd interest Leila's words conveyed. 
He left her promising to find some way 
of setting himself right with the com- 
munity the next day. 

Durand noticed, as he approached 
the old building where he had leased 
living quarters, that the store below 
haa moved from the premises that day. 
H< -vtvtched no particular significance 
to this. Once upstairs he sat down to 
think, not of possible peril, but of 

Suddenly there was a vivid flash of 
light, followed by a frightful detona- 
tion. The building rocked, every sash 
in the place was shattered. 

Springing to his feet, Durand rushed 
to the window to see a shed structure 
in the next yard blown to atoms. 

"Dynamite!" he breathed, and 
dashed down the stairs to the street. 
"Leila !" burst unrestrainedly from his 
lips as he saw, shrinking to the front 
of the building, the professor's daugh- 

She was pale as death, her hands 
were clasped in pain. Then, just as he 
noticed that they were all blackened 
and burned, she fainted in his arms. 

Those beautiful hands, all seared 
and scored for his dear sake — how he 
caressed them, when she lay, smiling 
proudly, fondly, under the care of her 

She had followed two suspicious- 
looking trailers of Durand after he had 
left her that evening. She had 
reached the building just as they had 
set a lighted bomb in the hallway that 
might have blown the house to atoms. 

She had rushed at the missile of de- 
struction and flung it into the next 

What had come of it all was love, 
pure and lasting. What came after- 
wards was the chime of merry wed- 
ding bells. The wild untamed revolu- 
tionary element were made aware of 
the real truth, and Durand and Leila 
had no more ardent well-wishers in 
the settlement. 


Humble Frog Friend and 
Benefactor of Mankind 

Among creatures most useful to 
mankind the polliwog must take his 
place with the cow, the horse and the 
dog, writes the World's Work. 

More books have been written about 
the frog than about Shakespeare or 
Lincoln or Napoleon, or as Dr. Samuel 
Holmes put it in his book, "The Bi- 
ology of the Frog": 

"Perhaps no animal, except man, 
has been subject to so many scientific: 
investigations. ... In fact, most of 
what is known in certain departments 
of physiology is derived from study of • 
this animal." 

"Startling, but true, that this insig- 
nificant creature should have con- 
tributed so much to medical science, 
when mention of the frog usually 
raises the obvious queries on the edi- 
bility of its legs or why it makes so 
much noise when men crave sleep. In 
literature the frog is no hero and is al- 
ways represented as being unneces- 
sarily raucous, except by Aristophanes, 
who. in "The Frogs," makes Charon 
remark to Bacchus as they start the<- 
river Journey : "T'nou ll hear swew 
music presently of frogs with voices 
wonderful as swans." But see what 
company Charon had ! 

To the scientist the voice of the 
frog is just as sweet as it was to 
Charon, even when Bacchus is not 
present. Without the frog, the polli- 
wog and other marine animals, the 
study of the endocrine glands would 
be much more difficult, and the sud- 
den and widespread extermination of 
the frog would retard the solution of 
many of the problems confronting 
medical science. In the study of can- 
cer and some other diseases the mouse 
is favorite; the guinea pig also is a 
good servant of science. But the frog 
is leader. 

P. D. D. Pendleton 



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an( j Campden, N. J. 

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Ina Mae Malone 

Says Anny May, as she walks in 
Wooley's Grocery Store: "I want to 
buy a package of sage tea." 

There's nothing that will dampen 
one's feelings like rain on Sunday. 

Signs of Long Hair 

"My hair came today." 
"This one doesn't match; I'll try 

"My hair has been lost in the mail; 
what shall I do?" 

"Who borrowed my hair?" 

"I have a date tonight; let me wear 
your hair." 

"Give me a hair pin." 

Immigrants Wanted 

"What makes these sardines so 

"They are imported, mum." 

"I'll take the domestic ones; them 
as had the brains to swim to this coun- 
try." — Exchange. 

Wun: "Let's walk around the cor- 
ner and get a drink." 

Too: "Hell, no; let's run!" — Yellow 

He; "May I kiss you on the fore- 

She: "Not unless you want a bang 
in the mouth." — California Pelican. 

"How did that Mohawk Indian ever 
come to marry the society girl?" 

"He was an Indian scout — with res- 
ervations. — Widow. 

Early to bed and 

Early to rise 
And your girl goes out 

With the other guys. 




"Why did you break off your en- 

"Oh, my dear, Sam became simply 
impossible. He criticized the way I 
dressed, the way I acted and every- 
■thing I did. Always wanted me at his 
beck and call, and then on top of all 
that, he suddenly married another 
girl, so I made up my mind not to have 
anything to do with him." 

Bill: "I paid the palmist a dollar 
to read my palm. She described you 
exactly and said we would be married 
in a year." 

Alice: "Bill, you are sa extrava- 
gant, I could have told you that for 

He wonders why he sees different 
girls carrying around the very same 
books each Sunday afternoon, and 
never sees them reading. 

Perhaps he hasn't thought of it, but 
they are absorbing the contents and it 
takes a week for each girl so the 
book is only making its rounds. 

There has been a decided change in 
the domestic life owing to a sign on 
the bulletin board which reads; "Be- 
ginning today, the rooms will be in- 
spected daily." 

Inebriate (addressing a barber pole) : 
"Now a 'leash shix of you zebras has 
got to get out. Whasha think I am, 
an animal trainer?" — Amherst Lord 


He, 1: "How late do you think I 
was out last night?" 

He, 2: "Pivt-thirty?" 

He, 1: "Gosh, your wife tells you 
everything." — Jack-o-Lantern. 

A No Account Bird 

"What kind of a bird shall I put on 
my hat, dear?" 

"One with a small bill." 

Following Directions 

He: "Didn't you pack my lini- 

She: "Of course not. It was lab- 
eled "Not to be taken." — Bison. 

Overheard at the Hop 

She: "When you smiled at me you 
were like Ralph; when you asked me 
for a dance I thought you were Har- 
ry; when y.ou held he so tight I took 
yor for Jack, and when you kissed me 
I could have sworn you were Jerry, 
but when you stepped on my foot I 
knew very well it was you, George." 
— Punch Bowl. 

Let's Go 

Boob (1 a. m.) : "The other night I 
heard a story that gave me such a 

Girls (very bored) : "I wish I knew 
it." — Dartmouth Jack o'Lantern. 

Nina Dantzler, coming from Bloch 
Hall while the snow was falling: "I 
have a star in my crown." 

Our gym is like these hats you hear 
about — the "please-don't-rain" kind. 

"Mamma, where do the cows get 
milk?" asked a small boy, looking up 
from a foaming pail of milk which he 
had been intently regarding. 

"Where do you bet your tears?" was 
the answer. 

After a thoughtful silence he broke 
out: "Mamma, do the cows have to 
be spanked?" — Bison. 

"Give me the hardest role," said the 
actor to the waiter. Blue Jay. 

Depends on the Party 

"Should evening dresses ever be 
worn to bridge parties?" 

"No; in playing cards it is only 
necessary to show the hand." — Dodo. 

He: "Did you ever see a catfish?" 
She: "Certainly." 
He: "How did he hold the pole?' 
— Pointer. 


I say ol' man, you've hit the tree, 
Your name is down for all to see; 
You've iost the vaunted saving grace 
To sell the Prof, your greasy face. 
I hope he knocks you for a loop, 
So hard, in fact, you can't recoup; 
We'd be so glad at your decease 
Because you use the axle grease 
And now you'll speak, if you don't 

The epHogue of all your kind. 

—J. W. 

That'll Do 

"You can't beat these women! Here 
they are wearing their stockings - in 
sausage fashion now." 

"Sausage fashion — what do you 

"You know — below knees." — Col- 

The height of slow motion would be 
tow Scotchmen reaching for the din- 
ner check. — Blue Baboon. 

"Bo you want a match?" asked the 
chaptrcne of the student with a ciga- 

"Nc, thanks, only temporary amuse- 
ment." — Jack-o-Lantern. 

Racterinchaextzopeubedsaqpe, which 
is the verb meaning "to love" in the 
language of a certain Esquimo tribe. 
This probably accounts for the long 
night in the Arctics. — Gaboon. 

Winter Puts Heavy 

Strain on Vitality 

Winter places more strain than sum- 
mer on the vitality of most persons, for 
the reason that the body has to ex- 
change a natural outdoor life for the 
artificial conditions of the house, and 
thus is subject every time you go out 
to greater changes of temperature. 

At the same time you are more ex- 
posed to cold and damp, and being 
colder, eat more, so throwing a great- 
er strain upon t lie digestion, while at 
the same time probably taking less ex- 
ercise. Above all, moreover, you may' 
be deprived "f much of the sunshine 
which in itself is a food to your vital- 

Therefore you are making a greater 
call upon your reserves of vitality in 
the winter than summer. At the same', 
time, it is not quite true to say that, 
your vitality is necessarily lower, since: 
the really healthy system will respond; 
to the call.— Pittsburgh Gazette-Time'.. 1 *- 

(©, 1924. Western Newspaper Union.) 

JEAN MINGUY'S heart was beating 
fast as he came within sight of old 
Baptiste's cabin on the Peace river. 
He spurred his horse, and it broke 
into a canter across the snow. 

Though the ground was still white, 
spring was in the air, and spring was 
in the heart of Jean Minguy, for he 
was riding to see his sweetheart Nan- 
ette, old Baptiste's daughter. They 
had been engaged eight months, ever 
since Jean's last visit to the cabin in 
the early fall. 

Now he had amassed a pile of rich 
furs, which he would exchange for 
gold in plenty at the trading store. But 
first he must see Nanette and get her 
to fix the wedding day. 

He had left his furs in his cabin and 
had ridden 200 miles to see her; and 
he had ridden so eagerly that be had 
not even turned the dozen miles out of 
his course that were necessary for 
him to meet his old friend, Pierre Du- 

Old Baptiste came to the door and 
laid a hand upon his horse's bridle. 
"You have come for Nanette?" he 
quavered. He was very old and al- 
ready in his dotage. 

"Where is she?" demanded Jean, 
feeling his heart hammering within 
his breast. 

"Haven't you heard?" cried the old 
man. "She left here with Dufour this 
morning — " 

A fiery mist swam before Jean's 
eyes. Pierre Dufour! The two men 
had been friends for many a year, and 
Jean had known that Pierre was in 
love with Nanette. But the girl had 
plighted herself to him, and he had 
hardly thought of Dufour in the ec- 
stasy of his happy anticipations. 

He had been so proud of her, his 
beautiful bride-to-be, with her dark 
hair and eyes. One more season in 
the north, and then, if luck was with 
him he had intended to take her south 
to civilization, and the perils and hard- 
ships of the wilds would be a thing of 
the past. 

Jean Minguy pulled up his horse 

"Listen !" the old man began, catch- 
ing at the bridle again. 

But Jean Minguy was already spur- 
ring his horse back along the trail, 
paying no attention to oid Baptiste's 
shouts. Only a single thought was in 
his mind — to kill the false friend who 
had betrayed him. 

Dufour's cabin lay at the junction 
of the Peace and St. Paul, a small 
tributary stream, 40 miles back, and 
some 12 miles off the route along 
which he had come. There was his 
cabin; that was the trapping district 
which Dufour had marked off for his 
own. Jean had visited there in the 
days before they had ever thought of 
Nanette, save as a shy girl of fourteen 
or fifteen, and they had spent many 
a long evening together, smoking, si- 
lent, happy in each other's company. 

There they must fight it out face to 
face. Jean contemplated no treacher- 
ous attack. He would give Pierre an 
equal chance; but it must be a fight 
to the death. 

If Dufour had won the girl fairly 
Jean would have acquiesced. But Nan- 
ette and he had been engaged so long, 
and Dufour had known it, and he had 
stolen her. Jean could understand 
what pressure he might have used, 
when she had only a doddering old 
man for her companion. His anger 
rose into a fierce flame as he pursued 
his way. 

Night fell before more than half -ot 
the 40 miles was accomplished. Jean 
dismounted and scooped out a shelter 
in the deep snow besides/the stream. 
He vas not sorry for thie opportunity 
to nurse his wrath, lie crept inside, 
turning his pony loose, for the weath- 
er was warm enough for the little, 
half-savage creature to take care of 
itself, ai-vei Jean knew that it would 
not st-vay far from him. 

\\e wrapped himself in his furs and 
lay down. But his mind would not let 
him forget his grief and rage in the 
temporary relief of sleep. He had 
dreamed so long of the day when Nan- 
ette was to be his wife; and now his 
dreajn, was ended and his life was 


Toward dawn he started up, alert 
upon the instant. His trained ear bad 
detected the approach of a mounted 
man, coming from the direction of the 
St. Paul. It was not his own horse 
that he heard, for that, being In- 
dian, did not trot, as this horse did — 
besides, the difference between the 
sound of a horse with a rider on its 
back and that of a horse alone is un- 

Jean crept out of his shelter. The 
dawn was not far away, but the moon 
still shone brilliantly. A horseman 
was riding along the bank of the Peace 

Jean recognized Dufour, though to 
other eyes he would have been only 
a silhouette against the snow. He 
saw Dufour rein in his horse and lean 
forward. They were within 25 paces 
of e«ch other. 

Jean drew his revolver. "Garde toi !" 
he shouted, and fired again and again. 
Pierre's horse reared and plunged 
down the steep bank of the Peace. 

The frightened animal regained its 
feet and stood trembling upon the 
brink of the descent. But Dufour was 
lying upon his back in the river bed. 
There was no sign of blood upon him. 
and his horse had not been struck, 
either. It haul shied at the sudden 
sound of the shots and fallen with its 

Pierre was badly stunned, but breath- 
ing. Jean stood over him, looking into 
his unconscious face. All at once he 
realized that his vengeance had slipped 
from him. He could not kill Dufour 
now that the man was unconscious. 

He caught the horses. Then he took 
the unconscious man in his arms and 
placed him in his saddle. He sprang 
upon the back of his own horse, and, 
supporting his enemy with one arm 
and guiding the reins of the two 
bridles with the free hand, he began 
the slow march toward Pierre's cabin. 
1 The day dawned, and the sun rose, 
I flooding the vast plains with her gold- 
en light. They traveled at a snail's 
pace, the horses stopping from time to 
time to crunch at the new grass that 
was appearing where the snow was 
melting beside the river. Once or 
twice, Jean dismounted and bathed his 
enemy's face with snow-water. 

It was during one of these halts 
that Pierre began muttering. 

"I love thee, Nanette," he said, and 
Jean clenched his fists and ground his 
teeth together as he listened against 
his will. "I love thee, Nanette, I will 
go and meet him. He cannot be far 

So Pierre had been on his way to 
kill him when Jean hud intercepted 
him ! And this man. who had stolen 
his bride and planned his death, was 
lying helpless at his side! 

Jean sat Pierre upon his horse 
again, and the slow journey was re- 
sumed. But it was well toward eve- 
ning when Pierre's cabin came into 

Jean set him down again and rode 
up to the little shack. What a place 
to take a woman to live in! Nanette 
must love Pierre greatly to be willing 
to share that exile with him. The 
thought no longer enraged him. He 
had put the matter to the test of fate, 
and she had decided against him. 
"Jean !" 

Nanette had flung the door open and 
was standing in front of him, a radiant 
image, exactly as when he had last 
seen her. Jean turned his head slowly 
away. "Come, Nanette!" he said, and 
rode back to where Pierre was lying. 

As he dismounted and kneeled at 
Pierre's side his enemy opened his 
eyes. There was consciousness in 
them. He looked into Jean's face. 
"Where am I?" he muttered. "It is 
thou, Jean?" 

"Yes, it is I, whom you tried to mur- 
der," answered Jean, slowly, without 

Pierre looked at him in bewilder- 

"I sVmVi say nothing to Nanette." 
."iean whispered; and then the girl was 
beside them. "Jean ! What has hap- 
pened?" she cried. 

"Your lover fell from his horse," 
answered Jean, slowly. 

"My lover!" she exclaimed, and 
came close to Jean. "Dost thou not 
love me, then?" she cried. 
Jean looked dully at her. 
"O, Jean. I could not wait for thee," 
she sobbed. "Hast thou not under- 
stood? I knew that another day 
would bring thee, but I wanted thee 
sooner ; and Pierre told me that he 
would ride back with me along the 
trail. And we did not see thee, and 
so, last night, he left me in his cabin 
and, rode back livSjjsh, the darkness 

His Ignorance 

"A feller driving along in an oldi 
Hootin' Nanny ear last night with its; 
lights out, ran onto a mule that wasi 
laying in the road in front of Hoot' 
Holler's bouse," related Gap Johnson 
of Rumpus Ridge. "The durn mule' 
started to get up just as the car ran: 
onto him and knocked him over. The; 
driver of the car gave a hoot of his' 
born and a yell from himself, and the 
mule laying on his back began to kick 
and squeal. 

" 'Sr.y, what'n'ell are you trying to, 
do witli my mule?' yelled its owner,, 
running out of his house. 

" 'You better ask him what he's try- 
ing to do to me and my car!' the feller 
hollered right back. 

"And as I'd seed and heered this 
much and hadn't no desire to mix in a 
tight, being as I was all down in the; 
hack, I just went on and never did find| 
out the rest of it.' " — Kansas Cits Star- 

to find if thou hadst lost the way. 
Jean, didst thou — dare to think — I 
loved Pierre?" 

Jean was staring at her wildly. He 
could not be mistaken in his interpre- 
tation of her look of innocence and 

Suddenly he caught her to his breast 
and covered her with kisses. 

"I know ! I know !" he cried. "I was 
a fool — and madly jealous, Nanette, 
But now all is ended, and we shall 
ride back to thy father's house — " 

Pierre touched him upon the sleeve. 

"I shall say nothing to Nanette," 
he whiskered. 



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Nc. IX. 


Honorary Organization for Uplift of 
School Life to Work on 
Large Scale 

The Student Senate of the Student 
Government Association of Alabama 
College is the name of a new organi- 
zation on the campus, which his start- 
ed out already with a bright promise 
qf success. 

Hazel Black, who was elected presi- 
dent at the time of the regular elec- 
tions, is at work on the detailed and 
delinite organization of the Senate 
and she plans to have it in good run- 
ning and working order in the course 
of a few weeks. 

The Senate has been organized ex- 
pressly "to study the interests of Ala- 
bama College; to foster the highest 
type of college spirit; to preserve the 
best traditions of the college; to raise 
the standards and ideals along all 
lines of developments of the colloge. 
On the student Senate shall rest the 
responsibility of keeping college spirit 
alive on all questions that pertain to 
the welfare and the advancement of 
Alabama College." 

Though the Student Senate shall 
have nothing directly to do with the 
enaction and enforcement of the regu- 
lations of the Student Government 
Asso iation, it shall at all times have 
th: tight to make any suggestion to 
the Executive Board and to recom- 
.T">'H the -pfts.»»ge oi any regulation, 
or the modification of any regulation 
already in existence. 

Credit for the idea of organizing 
the Student Senate goes to Dean O. C. 
Carmichael, who is ever alert to the 
needs of the college, and who is ready 
at all times to render a service to the 

Dean's idea, as it has been worked 
out by the Executive Board, as it has 
been adopted by the student body, 
and as it has been accepted by the 
president of the Senate, proposes that 
this new feature of the Student Gov- 
ernment Association of Alabama Col- 
lege shall become so imbued with the 
spirit of progress, service and uplift, 
that the same spirit shall be perme- 
ated throughout the school and shall 
become a characteristic of the Ala- 
bama College student. 

As Dean Carmichael expresses it, 
the aim of the new Senate is to cre- 
ate, spread and maintain such a spirit 
in Alabama College that a Montevallo 
girl will be known wherever she goes. 
It is hoped that in only a few years the 
purposes and aims of th e Senate will 
be so nearly materialized and realized 
that every Freshman will catch the 
college spirit before she has been in 
the college a month. 

As yet the minor details that will 
make or mor the Senate have not 
been worked out, but the president is 
trying to work out and perfect an or- 
ganization that will be in keeping with 
the aim it professes. 
; The constitution of the Student Gov- 
ernment Association provides that the 
Senate shall be composed of twenty 
members of the Senior Class, fifteen 
of the Junior, twelve of the Sopho- 
more and ten of the Freshmen after 
the election of the Freshmen officers 
in January. 

While only those students with high- 
est scholastic standing are eligible to 
a seat in the Senate, other qualifica- 
tions and requisites are necessary be- 
fore a girl can be elected to the of- 
fice of a Senator. Members of the 
Freshman and Sophomore Classes 
must maintain an average of B in 
their courses; Juniors and Seniors 
must have an average of at least C. 
In electing the members of the Sen- 
ate only those girls who, along with 
a high scholarship average, can be de- 
pended on in outside activities, and 

The "Alabamian Fair," held in the 
gym Saturday night, April 4, for the 
oenefit of The Alabamian, wasa nota- 
ble success, enough money being se- 
cured to set the school paper of Ala- 
bama College on its feet again. 

King Tut was there, due to the 
gracious permission of the British 
Archeblogical Society, whose agents 
conferred with the proper officials and 
made it possible for him to be used 
Saturday night. Many people who 
otherwise would never be able to see 
the mummy of King Tut were in this 
way enabled to view his remains and 
the relics of his age. 

The Siamese Twins were a drawing 
card. Through this medium they are 
thanked for their kindness in com- 
ing to Alabama College and taking 
part in the fair. Students were able 
to see them for five cents, when at 
other times the price would have been 
much higher. 

Charlie Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino 
and other notable film stars lent of 
their presence and personality' to 
make the performance a success. 

Much of the credit for the success 
of the performance is due to Miss Fan- 
nie Tabor, librarian, who originated 
and carried out the ideas for the side 

Lemonade, ice cream, sandwiches 
and balloons were sold and the eve- 
ning was bothe a financial and social 


Anne Long, president of the Y. W. 
C. A. for the year 1925-26, announces 
the following cabinet; 

Louise Ward, vice president; Ruth 
Little, secretary; Laura Johnson, 
:r«£«urer; Eva Hargett, chairman, 
morning watch; Ruth Griffin, chair- 
man world fellowship; Gage Morton, 
cha rman big sister; Ruby Benton, 
chairman home service; Ruth Jones, 
chairman publicity; Fannie Morton, 
chairman social; Genevieve Tuber- 
ville, chairman music; Helen Hagood, 
chairman program committee; and 
Alice Quarles, undergraduate repre- 

The present cabinet is instructing 
the newly organized cabinet in Y. W. 
methods and work, and is assisting 
the new officers in getting started 
out on the year's work. 


Student Government Restricts Office 

A ruling to the effect that only one 
major office may be held by one stu- 
dent at any one time has been passed 
by the President's Council, on recom- 
mendation of the Executive Board of 
the Student Government Association, 
this ruling to be in effect this next 
year. The ruling provides that one 
semi-major office may be held by any 
one girl; one semi-major and a minor; 
or two minors. No girl may in any 
case hold more offices than the ruling 
provides for. 

The major offices are: President 
Student Government, President Stu- 
dent Senate, President Y. W. C. A., 
President Athletic Association, Editor- 
in-Chief of Technala, Editor-in-Chief of 
Alabamian, Undergraduate Represent- 
atives Y. W. C. A., Business Manager 
Technola, Chairman Program Commit- 
tee Y. W. C. A., Presidents of Classes. 

The semi-major offices are; Presi- 
dents of all social and business clubs, 
Assistant Editor Technola, Secretary 
of Students Council, Members of Ex- 
ecutive Board, Members of Y. W. C. A. 
Cabinet and Front Page Editor Ala- 

The minor offices are: All class and 
club officers below president, school 
cheer leader and all other offices not 

In this way it is felt that all the hon- 
ors and responsibility will not go to 
just a few girls, but that others who 
are just as capable and competent will 
be recognized and their abilities 
brought out and utilized. 


Freshmen Pla-nnincj Clever Perform- 

The Honest Girl 

"How do you sell those apples, 
little girl?" asked the tourist of the 
farmer s child. 

cnupniyinDi: n*twje nrPTt-n 
oum uifiuiic UmuLim lllujlu 

"A College Kaleidoscope," repre- 
senting the various departments of 
Alabama College, will be presented 
by the Freshman Class in the chapel 
at eight o'clock on the evening of 
Saturday, May 9. 

The program includes stunts, cho- 
ruses, dances, short plays and a page- 
ant. The performance is to represent 
not only the academic side of school 
life, but the athletic, social and stu- 
dent activity as well. 

The entertainment is being given 
under the direction of members of 
the class, and is to be passed on by 
a member of the faculty. 

The Freshmen are hard at work on 
the performance and every indication 
is that it will be one of the cleverest 
affairs staged at Alabama College in 
some time. It, is said to be an artis- 
tic, symbolical and very original pro- 

The proceeds are to go to the class 
treasury and are to defray the Fresh- 
man expenses on the Technala. 

The loyal support of the student 
body is requested, and it is expected 
that a large number of upperclassmen 
and townspeople will turn out. The 
Freshman have promised complete 
satisfaction to all who pledge their 



Helen Davis Elected Stuc'.snt Body 

Helen Davis, Fort Davis, was elected 
president of the Student Government 
Association of Alabama College, at 
the annual election held by the stu- 
dent body Saturday, March 28. Poli- 
tics had been waging hot for several 
weeks and there was distinctive cam- 
paigning for the two nominees, Helen 
Davis and Alice Mahler. The outcome 
of the election, eagerly anticipated by 
the following of both nominees, was 
posted at the same time the winners 
in the other elections were made 

The following is the statement of 
the Executive Board regarding election 
returns : 

President Executive Board — Helen 
Davis, 282; Alice Mahler, 140; Hazel 
Black, 83. 

Vice President Executive Board — 
Mary Hill, 241; Margaret Grayson, 231. 

President Student Senate — Hazel 
Black, 276; Mary Riley, 185. 

President Y. W. C. A.— Anne Long, 
314; Louise Ward, 172. 

Secretary Y. W. C. A. — Ruth Little, 
238; Mary Hungerford, 237. 

Treasurer Y. W. C. A. — Laura John- 
son, 287; Carolyn Edwards. 190. 
Editor Technola — Anny May Skin- 

Officers for the Sophomore year 
were elected by the Freshman Class 
at a meeting held after chapel Thurs- 
day, April 2. Lucy Stevens, Birming- 
ham, was elected president. Miss 
Stevens was chairman of the class 
before the election of the permanent 
Freshman officers, and has proved her- 
self in many ways a capable and effi- 
cient leader in class activities. 

The other officers are Dorothy Crab- 
tree, vice president; Lydia Finklea, 
secretary; Minnie Barnes, treasurer; 
Edith Delchamps and Mary Kate Der- 
by, executive board representatives, 
apd Theo Hall and Grace Berryman, 
athletic board representatives. In ad- 
dition to these twelve students with 

Miss Lucyle Hook, head of the Ex- 
pression Department of Alabama Col- 
lege; Mr. Frank E. March, Jr., direc- 
tor of the School of Music, and Miss j 
Rebecca Funk, head of the Department ner, 319; Fannie Jo Scott, 162. 
of Physical Education, are formulat- ' Assistant Editor Technala — Jo^c'e 
ins plans for n May. Dav Festival to Jackson, 410: Joyfe Stapler. 11R t ' * J 
be presented under the auspices of tbei Business Manager Technola — Patty 
Student Senate. | Cole, 271; Charlotte Smith, 222. 

Election of the May Queen will take Assistant Business Manager Tech- 
place at an early date, and work on the nola — Helen Veitch, 246; Ina Mae Ma- 
program for the day will be started as lone, 225. 

soon as plans are finished. | Editor Alabamian — Elma O'Neil, 279; 

This is an entirely new affair at Florence Smith, 199. 
Alabama College, but early indications j Business Manager Alabamian— The- 
are that it will meet with universal resa Conway, 344; Nell Browder, 139. 

approval and pleasure. 

In thinking of a girl who will be 
crowned Queen of the May, it is urged 
by those who are forwarding the idea, 
that the girl selected be one loved 
and admired by all the college stu- 
dents; one whose scholarship average 
has been hibh; and one who has meant 
something to the student life of Ala- 

President Athletic Board — Helen 
Townsend, 394; Annie Holt Young, 

The newly elected officials of the 
campus organizations have pledged 
their best efforts for the success of 
their respective organizations for the 
next year and they expect to put new 
life into all college activities and rnake 

"Well," replied the girl, "we puts j hign scholastic standing were elected 
the big ones on top." — Everybody's to the student senate. They are as 
Magazine. .follows: 

i I Lucy Wood Baughman, Ruby Ben- 
leading and following well, are con- j ton,, Una Franklin, Sara Head, Elea- 
sidered. I nor Hooper, Rosa Perry, Susie Powers 

The constitution provides that meet- 1 Annie Mae Rawls, Lucy Stevens, Mary tIlat the affair will be something like 
ings shall be held bi-monthly and that ! Vinson, Elizabeth Weatherly, Emma ' 
ao executive board member is eligible Williams. 

to a seat in the Senate. I A singular incident connected with 

One of the first things the Senate the Freshman election was the fact 

bama College. The plans as yet stated the coming year the best one yet so 

far as student life is concerned. 

As yet Miss Davis, new president 
of the Student Government has made 
no official statement concerning her 
policy. Her board has not yet been 
organized and no definite plans have 
been formulated for the ensuing year. 
Her backing, and in fact the entire 
student body, is placing unlimited faith 
and confidence in her action and is 
expecting a great school year under 

do not require that the girl be beauti- 
ful. They only ask that a girl whom 
the student body is willing to have 
rule them on May Day be elected to 
the honor. 

The program and fete will be held 
on the front campus and plans indicate 

mat regularly observed on May Day 
in England. 

It has even been suggested that the 

plans go so far as to include the pret- her leadership, 
plans to do is to select a slogan for | that this is the first time in years ! ty En g ] isb custom of placing baskets j Mary Hill, the vice president of the 
Alabama College, and to so instill it a class president has not been re- 1 of flowers at the doors of loved ones. Student Association, has been an out- 
into the girls' hearts and lives that elected to office. The class has sev- Tnis is a custom, which, while observ- standing student during her entire 

college career, and she has always 
taken an active interest in all upbuild- 
ing activities of the college. 

Hazel Black, president of the Stu- 
dent Senate, is a girl of unusual influ- 

an Alabama College girl may never be I eral times during the year been com- ed at man y places, has never come 

know to deviate from the rules of hon- j mended for its action, and it has now 
or,^ and genuine good character. won even the more distinctive place 

"When it can be said that Alabama j in the school by breaking that long- 
College girls are loyal always, that , established custom of re-electing the 
an Alabama College girl never breaks j same girl- The class failed also to 
her word, that an Alabama College j re-elect a number of its other officers, 
girl is a girl with the best college! 111 this way it has automatically 
spirit, and that an Alabama College brought other girls, capable and de- 
girl is a girl with a vision of service— j serving, into active leadership and has 
then can it be said that the purpose ! done away with the much heard-of 
and aim of the Student Senate has ! babit of shifting all responsibility to 
been fulfilled." This is the substance a chosen few. 
of a few remarks made by the presi- 
dent of the Senate. 

The work of the Senate is to build, 
to plan, to make a reality of the vis- 
ions and ideals of the student body 
for a greater Montevallo, and a nobler 

The charter president has put her 
shoulder to the wheel and is behind 
the movement with all her strength 
and energy. She is determined that 
the course of the Senate will be mark- 

into its own at Alabama College. It 
is thought that by this special observ- 
ance the true spirit of the day will be 
manifested, and a kindly feeling of 

love will be permeated throughout the ence, character and capability. She 
school. j is a leader in everything in which she 

The hearty support of the entire professes an interest, and her elec- 
student body is cordially desired, and ! tion to the presidency of the senate 
it is hoped that they will determine in its initial year comes as a distinct 
to make the affair a success in many \ mark of gratitude to her on the part 
ways, and that they will be eager to of the student body. 


The annual installation service for 
the officers of the Young Women's 
Christian Association for Alabama Col- 
lege will take place at the regular 
meeting, April 19, at which time Anne 

Long, newly elected president, and ' present vice president of the associa- 

establish it as a custom of the college. 

is one of the outstanding services of 
the Y. W. C. A., and is one that is 
looked forward to with the keenest of 
pleasure by the entire student body. 
The outgoing president, Lula Haw- 
kins, will preside and will turn over 
to the new president the responsibil- 
ity and reigns of the presidency. A 
fitting and appropriate program has 
been prepared by Mildred Walker, 

her cabinet will go into office 

The service, which to a certain ex- 

ed during its initial year, and that 

who have shown their ability in both fward C ° UrSe ^ ^ UPWard ^ for " I tent, resembles the recognition service 

I ' held at the beginning of every year, 

tion, and it is expected that the instal- 
lation of new officers shall be attend- 
ed by a large number of stewards and 

Anne Long, as president of the Y. 
W. C. A., will be given the faith of 
the mass of students of Alabama Col- 
lege. She has the happy faculty of 
making friends wherever she goes 
and is eminently fitted to take on the 
work as left by her immediate pre- 
decessor, Lula Hawkins. 

Ruth Little, in the capacity of sec- 
retary of the Y. W. C. A., will be an 
aggressive member of the Y. W. cab- 
inet. She is a girl who can shoulder 
responsibility and much is expected 
of her in her next year at college. 

Laura Johnson, winner over Caro- 
lyn Edwards for the treasurership of 
(Continued on page 2) 


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Published bi-monthly during the scholastic year by uie students, of Au 
bama College. 

$1.50 A YEAR 


Elma O'Neill — 

Associate- Editor— Florence Smith: 1 
Praut Page— Una Franklin. 
Business Manager— Thressa Cona- 

Social Editor— Rosa Perry. 
Athletic Editor^Fay Turner. 
Circulation Managers— Dorothy Wil- 
liams and Nell Browder. 
' Art Editor— Caroline 'Middle ton. 

Cartoon -Editor— Minnie Barnes. 
•Y. W. C. A. — Ruby Benton. 
Ctubs i 

Philomathic— Mary Hungerford. 
Castalian— Fannie Morton. 
Tutwiler — Alice Barganier. 
Philodendroi — Susie Powers. 
Zeta Pi Delta — Mary Noble. 
Beta Sigma Delta— Mildred John- 

Aleph Sadhe— Nellie White. 
Alpha Phi Omega— Stella Bowline. 
Pi Kappa Delta — Ruby Foster. 


Foremost among present-day trage- 
dies is the disappearance of the high 
collar. It is a problem of impart as 
serious as capital punishment, immi- 
gration and child labor. Almost ev- 
erything disproves the statement that 
girls of today are not up to the stand- 
ard with girls of yesteryear, yea, ev- 
erything except the fact that they are 
disregardful of the high collar, not 
the Peter Pan but the genuine and 
original "tonsil-tickler." How beautiful 
wereour mothers and grandmothers 
with t h eir whale-boned collars 
reaching from the larnyx past the Ad- 
am's apple "and terminating with the 
tonsils. How protected, how virginal, 
how feminine! Young women, the 
future is yours, you may hold untold 
attractions; the man you want is 
yours if you place your future and 
your neck in the marvelous high col- 



Why are we as young college wo- 
men molested by discourteous, ill bred 
brats of boys on Alabama College 
campus? I am not referring to our 
high school boys, for I think they are 
splendid in every way. I am not alone 
in protesting against the boys about 
the age of twelve, who infest our 
grounds with their impudence. If 
they must he here why do the girls 
taunt them and make them worse? 



As our Alabamian begins its third 
year, I wish to express an apprecia- 
tion to the student body for this duty 
they have given me. I feel that I 
haye a small part in serving you 
thnSugh the pages of our paper, if I 

■ • . jvi- t ha hannv. 

acCOitiyjllsll lata ■ 

Please remember that it is your Ala- 
bamian, your voice, your opinions and 

for you. We, the staff, are here mere- 
ly to carry out your wishes. 

At any time that you have a manu- 
script you wish published please sub- 
mit it to some member of the staff. 
Here, I want to interest you in our 
new feature, "Vox Populi,'.' (Voice of 
the people). Please send in your criti- 
cisms, commendations or suggestions 
for* anything that interests you. We 
want this section to be one of the 
most noteworthy of our paper; the 
making rests on you. The Alabam- 
ian is just emerging from its infan- 
cy. As all young things, it has had 
to crawl,' but now I feel that it is on 
its feet, toddling perhaps, but on its 
feet, never-the-less. With the sympa- 
thetic hands of our student body near 
by I know that it can soon be strong. 
We want our paper to be representa- j 


College is an alphabetical interlude 
in an otherwise individual existence. 

Before coming to college, you think 
you are some IT. After coming, you 
realize the bitter truth that here, at 
least, you are a mere atom in the 
alphabetical molecule of N, O. P, or 
Q, as the case may be. But the sad- 
dest and most neglected persons are 
the Xs and Ys and Zs. There are so 
few of the Xs and Zs, and the Ys are 
mostly Young. So we decided to start 
a column to express the feelings of 
the tail of the alphabet. 


Say girls, did you know that Ala- 
bama College has faults? Isn't that 
curious? So unkind and unusual in 
an> college"; I" rrad the news from a 
Freshman yesterday. Strange how 
these Freshmen find out things that 
the rest of us hardly notice. I told 
her that possibly we might correct 
some of the mistakes if we work more 
for the school and don't talk so 
much against it. 


Y stands for wise, which, you hear, 
ends with Z. 
That's me. 

There's a rambling road just over the 

fence . 
That leads to the finest place I know — 
Arden forest — yes, that's it, friends. 
Ask "Misses Vickery, Cogswell." They 


The most "scandalacious" talk is 
going around this school and it should 
be stopped. However, the cause must 
first be removed. Tad Martin has a 
goldfish that is half dressed! E. D. B. 
D. Goldfish! 


They do say that the higher up one 
goes the more beautiful are the stars. 

There is a peculiar hat in Jaunita 
Roger's room and a more peculiar bag. 
The hat is rust— the bag is a series of 
stripes — tan, red blue, tan, green, red, 
tan, blue tan, Biological Series! 

"Hit don't ,-ake no difference," is 
the crudest way of letting one know 
that it really does. Everybody knows 
that any dog has its day. Let us hope 
this publicity is a death blow. 


It's strange that some people are 
eternally seeking sympathy — they 
usually get it, but what good does it 


Now don't tell this, but our cold, in- 
different R. R. has at last fallen vic- 
tim to Dan Cupid's dart. No, no, don't 
try to guess who he is. It is a she, 
who teaches one of the old maters in 
the English department. 


Miss Frances Selden, and Miss'' Win- 
ifred Castleman will leave Thursday 
to spend Easter at their home in 

Miss Agnes Hardy spent several 
days in the infirmary last week with 
a sprained ankle. 

Miss Katherine Christopher, from 
Gadsden, spent several days at the 
college as the guest of her sister, Miss 
Eugenia Christopher. 

Mrs. L. A. Moseley (Nell Mur- 
phree) and little daughter, from Gads- 
den, were the week-end guests of Miss 
Anna Murphree last week. 

Miss Isma Long left last Saturday 
for her home at Hurtsboro, for a short 

Miss Mary Riley has returned from 
Sylacauga, where she was an attend- 
ant at a wedding. 

Miss Margaret Grayson went to 
Birmingham last Week to the dentist. 
We are glad that she has returned. 

Miss Florence Stevens and Miss 
Martha Hood, of Birmingham, spent 
last week-end with Miss Lucy Stev- 
ens. . 

Miss Aurora catanzano had as her 
guests last week, her two sisters, Al- 
ba and Alice Catanzano, of Birming- 


(Continued from Page 1.) 

the Y. W. C. A., is coming into her 
own this year, as an efficient and de- 
pendable worker. 

Annie May Skinner, editor of the 
Technala, has achieved unusual liter- 
ary prominence while in college, and 


We want our paper to m ; her 'experience as editor-in-chief 

tive for only as such can it become ^ il!lham , flT1 flurins the past 
the greatest of all school periodicals 


buy the property and dam the creek 
so that we may have a swimming pool 
and a pond for boating. Those who 
have already been there on hikes or 
camps can imagine how beautiful our 
camp will be. 

The Athletic Board has rented a 
cottage by the road to serve as camp 
for the present, but as soon as the 
college owns the property, they are 
planning to build a real camp. Dur- 
ing the holidays a group of girls 
camped at the creek and from now on 
there will probably be girls there ev- 
ery weekend- 

in the same capacity during the past 
year, her re-election being a recogni- 
tion of her services and ability. 

Tope Martin, vice president of the 
Athletic Board, has already proved 
herself an asset to her school. Though 
small in size "ho is inversely valuable. 
"Little Fish" may be relied on to do 
her part next j't. r. 

The officers are considered unusual- 
ly capable and worthy; both faculty 
and students are looking for great 
things for Alabama College from them 
during the year 1925-26. 


Tennis Tournament To Be 
Alabama College. 

Held At 

For the first time in several years 
a tennis tournament will be held here. 
This time we intend to put it over 
with a vim, thus guaranteeing that 
there will be a tournament next year. 
No one can decide as to the outcome 
yet, but each class hopes to claim the 
honor of winning. The tournament 
will take place when the weather per- 
mits — probably before end of the 

Also in regard to tennis, those who 
have been busily engaged, not play- 
ing tennis, but chasing tennis balls 
from the upper court down the hill, 

No, she has not departed this life 
she has merely fulfilled her role as 

..on the campus, has the qualities that 
editor of our paper and has gone to wjll insure success for the 1926 an 

The Alabamian during the past year 
makes her especially fitted to pro- 
duce the 1926 Technala. 

Patty Cole, business manager of the ( will be relieved to learn that back- 
Technala, a B. M. student, and one j stops will be put up as soon as the 
of the most popular and admired girls work at the pool is completed. 

something else. I want to sincerely 
thank Anny May Skinner for putting 
our paper on its feet. If my task as 
editor is in any way lighter, it is she 
who has made it so. I have worked 
with Anny May and I know how skill- 
fully and unfalteringly she has gone 
about her tasks. There have been 
criticisms of The Alabamian, just as 
there have always been criticisms and 
always will be of everything until 
the curtain of this life goes down. 

In conclusion, let me say that An- 
ny May has given a vital and undy- 
ing spark to The Alabamian. 


Joyce Jackson, assistant editor of 
the Technala, was this year secretary 
of the Student Government Associa- 
tion, and leader for the Purples on 
college night. 

Helen Veitch, a Freshman, as as- 
sistant business manager of the Tech- 
nola, will have the opportunity of de- 
veloping the business ability her sup- 
porters believe her to have. Sue has 
won an outstanding place during her 
first year, and has promise of devel- 
oping into a real power on the cam- 

We Want Your Service 


Montevallo, A'a. 



of Birmingham 


When my four long years are gone 
and the A. B. is bestowed, 

When for good my trunk goes home 
And I've payed the debt I owed; 

What will I have taken with me — 
Priceless— from these college halls? 

Nothing more than a degree? 
Can I go when duty calls? 

I'll take M°ntevallo's spirit 

Bright with Montevallo's cheer, 

All her ideals— pure .golden- 
Priceless heritage— ah, most dear! 

For Baseball Fans 

Girls, think of it, we don't have to 
wait until June 7 to be baseball fans, 
because we have baseball here. All 
those who can run, pitch, catch or bat 
are invited to come play on the new 
athletic field in the afternoons. Those 
who do not play are needed for fans, not 
the ornamental kind, either. We are 
expecting to have a good team and if 
you think girls can't play, just come 
watch and you'll change your mind. 

Everywhere we hear, "When will 
the swimming pool open?" Now, the 
opening of the pool depends on the 
weather, which is altogether too in- 
dependent a thing to be trusted. How- 
Elma O'Neil has promised to make , ever, we know that when cold weather 
The Alabamian the first-rate school j seems to be gone for this spring, Miss 
paper it should be, and with the co- j Funk and Miss Putman .will have the 
operation of the student body intends l pool ready for us. 
to make it a real credit to Alabama I A. C. to Have a Camp 

College. I Everyone has heard rumors about a 

Theresa Conoway has already gain- ' permanent camp, and now we know 
ed experience in newspaper work, her something definite about it. Spring 
work on The Alabamian staff this past j Creek, the place chosen for the camp, 
year earning for her the right to be j is three miles from Montevallo, just 
a nominee for this year's business : the right distance for a. hike. There 
manager. She has the necessary pep are several springs, one especially 
and initiative to put things over and : large, with clear, icy cold water, where 

C. L. Meroney 

It isn't merely "Price," 
but "Quality" at a price 


will make a good co-worker with the 

Helen' Townsend, president of the 
Athletic Board, has served faithfully 

w e get drinking water. For a camp- 
ing place the site is ideal. 

But the best news of all is about 
the creek. The school is planning to 


very latest in 
New Spring Materials 

George Kroell 

W. J. Mitchell 


Phone 25 
Montevallo, Ala. 


"Stop at Hendrick's! 
That's all!" 

Ford Motor 


Montevallo, Ala. 

Compliments of 



Latham Mercantile 

Candies, Fruits and Fancy 

Montevallo Ala. 

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By Lili an Prout 

Lance Jones sat behind a flat top 
esk in the handsomest private office 
n Birmingham. President, at thirty, 
If one of the largest iron and steel 
soncerns in the city, with enough 
trey in his hair to make him an ob- 
ect of interest to every flapper, and 
Kith enough millions in the bank to 
satisfy the most exacting mother, he 
ivas named by society as the best 
'catch" of the season and many 
previous seasons. Fully aware of this, 
^ance took no interest in it whatever 
lor he could never forget this same 
Society had dropped his mother during 
their year of almost poverty. He was 
thinking of this now, and of many 
kther things as he sat in the slowly 
gathering dusk of this April day. 

"I must have been a rotten little 
luffer," he mused, Pony cart, rifles, 
3ogs, and everything I wanted; and I 
W&s certainly headed for the wild oats 
before Dad died. All the money I 
wanted and at the University I pretty 
nearly kept that house of ours sup- 
plied with "hootch;" and with a slow 
grin, "Lord, we thought we were dev- 
ils then, and I guess we were pretty 
good imitations — almost the real thing 
once in a while." 

There was a knock at the door and 
a freckled faced office boy entered. 
"Yer' car's at the door, Mr. Lance." 

"All right, Poke, go down and tell 
Henry I'll be down in about an hour, 
maybe before. And, Poke" — 


"Don't let anybody in here, I'm, try- 
Sng to think." 

"Yessir, but lawsy nearly 'bout a 
whole hour to think — " and he closed 
the door with a bang, evidently over- 
come with this stupendous length of 
time for any one person to think. 

As the door closed a sparrow, with 

a piece of straw in its beak, that had 
been sitting on the broad stone ledge 
to the window, gave a "cheep!" and 
flew away. "Now, what did that spar- 
row remind me of?" Lance went back 
to his musings. "Seems to me that 
I was lying in an old-fashioned bed 
near a big window with its green 
blind shut, but the slats opened and ; 
a sparrow stuck his head through the 
slats with a piece of grass in its 
mouth and said "Cheep!" By Jove! 
I remember now! It was the time I 
was going back to school in that new 
racer Dad had given me for my birth- 
day. Of course I was "lit" and lost 
the way and the first thing I knew 
I was lying on the old four-poster 
with my arm and side trussed up like 
a turkey for Thanksgiving. And 
Betty Joe, bless her, T've tried to 
forget her for ten long years and I 
can't seem to do it, Betty Joe, with 
her big blue eyes and that red cape 
on hanging over my bed. I'll never 
forget the two weeks we spent there 
before the old doctor would let 
mother and Dad take me home. And 
I've always intended to go back — but 
first Dad's death — and the crash of 
all the business — and then — just as I 
had made enough money to make 
mother comfortable with the things 
she had always been used to — then — " 
and he jumped up and stood looking 
out of the window with unseeing eyes. 
The death of his mother was too re- 
cent for him to think of her without 
a pain in his heart that almost un- 
manned him. He had been living at 
the Club since her death for he could 
not bear the lonliness of the big stone 
house that he had called home only 
because she had been there. The 
"cheep" of the little sparrow and the 
smell of spring that seemed to be in 
the air made him all the lonelier. 
The thought of going to the club that 
night became repugnant to him. Sud- 
ienly a resolve formed in his mind. 

He would seek romance and Betty 
Joe. Instantly the many necessary 
steps took shape. He had left the of- 
fice for a few days at a time before 
and MacPherson had carried every- 
thing on without a hitch. His week- 
end bag was in the car — he always 
kept one there. He knew the general 
direction to take and there was a new 
State highway leading to that part 
of the State. With a thrill of happi- 
ness he had not known for months 
he said with a laugh,. "And I'll leave 
the rest to the little god, Luck!" 
Quickly he drew some paper out of 
the desk drawer and wrote a letter 
of instructions to MacPherson, then 
he took his hat and left the office. 

When the lift had deposited him 
many floors below, Lance dismissed 
his chauffeur and drove the big grey 
car off himself. Twilight had fallen 
but he headed straight for the State 
highway that would lead him in the 
direction of Betty Joe and romance. 

The grey car sped past peach or- 
chards in first bloom, past lighted 
farm houses, past groups of negro 
cabins where Lance once heard the 
soft throb of a guitar, and once the 
rich laughter of a little negro girl 
playin hidin' in the cabin yard with 
some other little "niggers." Bye and 
bye the houses and cabins that he 
passed were dark, for nearly all the 
world was sleeping. But Lance was 
not lonesome. A white moon hung 
over the pines that grew along the 
road and frogs sang in the ditches 
along the way — the romance of a 
springtime night in Southern Alabama 
— soft murmurs of a breeze through 
the pines — the plaintive cry of a 
whip-poor-will as it came over mea- 
dows, green with new sprouting oats, 
made the night one of magic that was 
all too short. 

As the east began to lighten and 
the whole world to awaken with the 



At the regular meeting of the Cal- 
tins Music Club, Friday evening, April 
!. a most interesting and instructive 
program was given. 
I Miss Katherine Van Deusen Sut- 
ften, a faculty member of the School 
•f Music at Alabama College, gave a 
lelightful talk on modern music. The 
iext number on the program was trio 
or violin, cello and piano — "Reverie," 
5y Strauss— played by Miss Vause, 
kiss Glover and Miss Gibbs. The iast 
'umber was "Romance," by Debussy, 
•layed by Misses Vanse, Glover and 


The following spent the holidays in 
heir respective homes: Florence 
Smith. Roberta Bailey, and Catherine 
Wtmann in Demopolis; Katheryn 
korrison, Carolyn Middleton, and 
Stella Bowline in Selma; Nina Fay 
Bonner in Linesville. 

Doherty Aycock was the guest of 
lends in Birmingham. 

Annie Crossley is teaching in Co- 
Umbiana this month. 

Catherine Ortmann spent last week! 
fnd in Montgomery. 

The Alpha Phi Omega's enjoyed a 
[jolly good" time Sunday evening 
Mien .they hik.ed /.o . Big. Spring where 
; hey cooked supper. 


Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Bishop and Mr. 
and Mrs. Walter Bishop were the 
guests of Miss Helen Bishop at the 
college Sunday, March 29th. 

Messrs. Irby Hall and Euclid Isbell, 
of Albertville, visited friends here 

Miss "Leen" Chester visited in the 
home of Miss Margaret Gay of Gads- 
den during the holidays. 

Mr. Kenner Brown, of University, 
was a guest Sunday of Miss Edith 

Miss Hettie Hinson, of Abbeville, 
was the house guest of Miss Mildred 
Johnston during the Spring holidays. 


rising sun, Lance called himself a 
fool more than once. "Thank Heav- 
en," he thought, "I've gone off on bus- 
iness trips before, and that note I left 
MacPherson will keep them from 
knowing what a wild goose chase I've 
gone on this time. 

"She's twenty-six and probably 
married, with two or three kids," was 
his next encouraging thought. Then 
he called himself every variety of fool 
he could think of until he entered the 
small town he had been heading for 
as the best starting point in his 
search for Betty Joe. He stopped at 
the only hotel the town afforded and 
in spite of his chagrin at his "wild 
goose chase" he made his breakfast 
with the biggest appetite he had 
known in many days, off of griddle 
cakes, golden brown coffee, and ham 
and eggs. 

Not for worlds would Lance have 
inquired, directly, the whereabouts of 
Betty Joe. So when he had finished 
his breakfast he was rather as a loss 
as to how to begin his search. The 
feel of Spring in the air the night be- 
fore had made romance seem near 
enough to be real, but in the sunlight 
of the dusty hotel lobby romance in- 
deed seemed medieval. But as spring 
had put the desire in his blood, so 
spring came to his rescue now. The 
youthful clerk spoke carelessly to his 
"buddy," who was seated in an open 
window, just as Lance came out from 
breakfast, "I reckon Miss Betty 
Joe'll have plenty of trade in her tea 
room, now Spring's here again." 

Lance's heart jumped as he heard 
this and he asked the clerk rather 
breathlessly, "could you tell me 
where this — er — a — this tea room is 

the following officers will serve next 
year: President, Miss Florence Guy- 
ton; vice-president, Miss Eudora 
Gates; secretary, Miss Mary Gilliland; 
treasurer, Miss Annie Holt Young, and 
critic, Miss Gertrude Patterson. 

Mrs. L. A. Mosely (nee Nell Mur- 
phree) and little daughter, Nell Bran- 
don, were week-end visitors to Mrs. 
Mosely's sister, Anna Murphree. 

Miss Margaret Fox, a former Cas- 
talian, visited here last week. 

The Castalian officers for next year 
will be elected next week. 

that you were speaking of?" 

"Sure, anybody can tell you where 
the Old Mill Tea Room is. It's right 
across the road from Miss Betty Joe 
Stewart's home. It used to be an old 
mill but since Miss Betty Joe's folks 
all died she's been keepin' a tea room 
in it." Lance was such an interested 
listener that the youth went garrul- 
ously on, "you sho' can get the eats 
out there too. Everybody that is any* 
body in this place goes out there for 
tea. But lawsy, they go out therej 
'specially the men, more to see Miss 
Betty Joe than for anything to eat. 
You go straight down the street from 
here and you'll see a big sign pointing 
the road to the tea room. Mr. Bob 
Stickney put that up. He's that gone 
on Miss Betty Joe, he'd put one in the 
bank window if she'd let him. They 
do say he's goin' to marry — " 

"I believe I'll take a room," Lance 
put in, and then appealed to thp 
clerk; "My clothes do need pressing 
dreadfully, don't they?" 

"Well, now if you're askin' me;, 
they sho' do need pressin'. There's a, 
pressin' shop right on this street. I'll 
send 'em to you if you'll go right. UP', 
Com'ere Joe, show this gentleman up 
to number 15, and wait until he gives 
you his clothes to bring down." .1 

Lance, after having Joe get his bag 
from the car, followed him up dp 
"number 15," the best room in thfe 
house, as Joe amiably informed him. 

"Yas sah, dis here room got one of 
dem little bowls wid water runnin*' 
out de spout. Jes turn dis little screw 
and de water do acksherly spout out." 

Joe finally departed with the largest 
tip he had ever seen and many glow- 
ing promises, "Yas, sah, I be back in 
fifteen minutes, ain't go' take me dat 
long eben. You jes lay down on dat 
baid and res' yo'self. I be right back 
Yo' wants a barber? I knows de ve'y 
man. He's de — " but the rest of , his 
J information was cut off, for Lance 
had shut the door and taken Joe's 
advice to lie down on the bed and rest 



Miss Hazel Holmes, of Woman's 
College, was the attractive week-end 
guest of Julia Turberville, en route to 
her home in Birmingham. 

We are glad to have Mary Parrent 
with us again after a week's illness 
at her home in Opelika. 

Last Sunday a crowd of Philomath- 
ics enjoyed a weiner roast and supper 
at Campus Spring. 

The election of officers for the year 
1925 26 was held March 31. The fol- 
lowing girls were elected: 

President, Roberta. Northrup; vice- 
president, Joyce Jackson; secretary, 
Mary Parrent; treasurer, ' Anne John- 

At the regular business meeting of 
the club the following officers were 
elected for the coming year: Alice 
Mahler, president; Margaret Coleman, 
vice-preside:^ ; Pauline Curry, secre- 
tary; Isma Long, treasurer. 

In spite of the stubborn clouds that 
threatened rain every minute Satur- 
day we carried out our well-made 
plans of going to Davis Falls, and 
there, under the shelter of those over- 
hanging rocks the fire was built over 
which was cooked the most delicious 
of suppers. After supper each one 
sought a good spot to settle comfort- 
ably into and prepared to make merry 
with music which is the best and 
usual may of ending a perfect after- 


On the evening of April 1 the new 
members of the Pi Kappa Delta Club 
entertained the old members at an 
April Fool's party. 

The punch had an unexpected dis- 
agreeable taste, which proves that ap- 
pearance is sometimes deceiving, for 
I it looked delicious. 

] Other refreshments were served, but 
a careful examination was made be- 
fore tasting. Every one had a grand 
time as was proved by the Proctor 
knocking on the door several times. 


(Continued on Page 4) - , 

P. D. D. Pendleton 




The officers of the Calkins Music 
Club for 1925-26 are as follows: Presi- 
dent, Mildred Young; vice-president, 
Helen Bishop; secretary, Corrine Par- 
rish; treasurer, Myrtle Turverville. 

Barber Shop 

The Public School Music Depart- 
ment will present the operetta, "Sleepy 
Town," at the auditorium at Alabama 
College Saturday evening, April 11, at 
8 o'clock. 


Mr. Stanley Watkins, of Birming- 
ham-Southern, was the guest of Miss 
Jimmie Nell Branyon last Sunday. 

The members may all look forward 
to a delightful camping trip the first 
week-end in May. 

Misses Grace and Hazel Black are 
glad to have their sister, Mildred, with 
them this quarter. She has attended 
school here before and has many 
friends who welcome her back. 

As a result of the recent election 



Tell me not in mournful phrases 
College math is but a dream, 
And the mind is dead that dozes 
While sailing up the college stream! 

Math is hard! Math is earnest! 

And an A is not the goal; 
Just a pass for what we learnest 

Is the prayer we ever hold! 

Mathematicians all remind us, 
We can make our lives sublime, 

And ne'er invent to leave behind us 
New math on the sands of time! 

— Susie Powers. 


Investment Certificates 

Issued in multiples 
of $100 to $5,000 


— Or Convertible 
Into Mortgages. 

Jamison & Co. 

Birmingham, Ala. 



Too ! 


Miss Newton: "Who is the author 
of 'The Lady of the Lake'?" 

Florence G.: "I don't know." 

Miss Newton: "Don't you remem- 
ber my telling you the author's name 
was essential?" 

Florence: "Oh yes, Essential, 
that's it." 

The cook upon seeing Lillian Plant's 
picture in the paper threw up her 
hands and exclaimed, "Lawsy, I didn't 
know dat chile was president of dat 
school down there." 

Sie: "What would you call a man 
who hid behind a woman's skirt?" 
He: "A magician." 

" A little worm was flying along a 
cracker box. A second worm asked 
what the hurry was, to which the first 
worm replied, "Don't you see it says 
tear along this edge." 

Pat: "How is your rheumatiz?" 

Mike (Village invalid) : "Rheuma- 
tiz is doin' fine, I'm the fellow that's 
getting the worst of it." — Anon. 

Freshman: "Who was the best 
track man that ever lived?" 

Junior: "William Jennings Bryan. 
He ran for thirty years without a 
stop." — The Periscope. 

America now has half of the world's 
gold and about 86 per cent of it's 
brass. — Duluth Herald. 

You can wander in the United 
States, but you have to go to Italy 
to Rome. — The Periscope. 

"If you are looking for sympathy, 
you can find it in the dictionary." — 
Jay Bird. 

Now, is the time to buy your ther- 
mometers. They will be higher in the 
summer. — Anon. 

"What is logic, anyway?" 
• ' Why, logic is that stating of things 
you know in language you don't rec- 
■"ognize." — Yale Record. 

Cruel Words 

"Why so angry?" 
* "Jack just called me over the 
f hone." 

"What did he call you?"— Texas 

"Rastus, I'm sorry to hear you've 
buried your wife." 

* "Boss, ah just had to — she was 
'dead." — Wesleyan Wasp. 

"I've sent back your letters, your 
gifts, your ring. Is there anything 
else I can do?" 

' You might return my love." — Cor- 
nell Widow. 

Mildred R., looking at the calendar 
exclaimed, rf Oh, Easter comes on 
Sunday this year, doesn't it?" 

: : Miss Vivian Stone was sewing so 
'rapidly the other day that her sister 
asked ' what was the hurry to which 
she replied, "Oh, I'm just trying to 
: get to the end before my thread gives 

Love Note of a Vegetarian 

Dear Sweet Patootie: 

Where have you been? Don't you 
carrot all for me? My heart beets 
taster when the sun shines on your 
radish hair and glints off your turnip 
nose. If you canteloupe, lettuce 
marry. We will make a happy pear. 
Let's orange it that way. 

Your Sweet Corn Onna Cobb. 

— Anon. 

Marie: "Doctor, will the anesthetic 
make me sick?" 

Doctor: "Not a bit." 

Marie: "Well, how long will it be 
before I know anything?" 

Doctor: "Aren't you asking a great 
deal of an aesthetic?" — The Babbler 

Club Bore: "I say — an awfully 
funny thing happened to me just as 
I was on my way here five minutes 
ago — stop me if you've heard it be- 
fore, won't you? — Punch. 

Harry: "I dreamed I died last 

John: "What woke you?" 

Harry: "The heat."— The Babbler. 

Avoid suspicion: When you are 
walking through your neighbor's 
melon patch, don't tie your shoe.— 

The other day Miss McMullan asked 
Miss Vickery to buy some ribbon and 
thread for her. Since Miss Vickery 
is very forgetful she tied two strings 
on her finger, one for the thread and 
the other for the ribbon. When she 
reached the store she stood there look- 
ing puzzled and when the clerk asked 
the trouble, she exclaimed, "Oh, one 
of these strings is for ribbon and one 
for thread, but I can't remember 
which is for which." 

Katherine O. : "Which had you rath- 
er have a man or — " 
Mildred Y.: "Oh a man!" 


Gertrude: "Miss Cope which of 
Holmes' poems do you like best?" 

Miss Cope: "Oh, I love 'The Boys'!" 
! Helen: . "I thought you took psych- 
ology last year." 

Mae: "I did, but Miss Vickory.gave 
me an encore." 

' "Did you have any trouble with 
black ants in Ireland, Bridget?" 

"No, ma'm, but I had some trouble 
-with a white uncle onc't." — Anon. 

Hints To Parents 

If you wish to hear frequently from 
your children at school, give them a 
small allowance. That is, if you de- 
sire to hear directly. If you prefer 
"to hear from them indirectly, give a 
large allowance. — Judge. 

"Do you know how eats get in 

"Yes, that's right."— Penn Punch 

"Do you remember the story of 
Rachael looking around and turning to 

"That's nothing, two women were 
walking down the street the other day 
and Mr. Kelley turned to rubber." 

(■Continued from Page 3.) 

When he awoke it was afternoon 
and he could hardly realize where he 
was. One stiff chair in the small 
room was occupied by a broadly grin- 
ning Joe holding the newly pressed 
suit of clothes out on two stiffly ex- 
tended arms. The hopes of another 
tip were written largely on his coun- 
tenance. The other stiff chair held 
the barber and all of his impediments. 

The ceremony of shaving, washing, 
dressing, and tipping, being over, 
Lance was at last free to go down 
and begin the last stage of his jour- 
ney. Even to his impatient eyes the 
road he took, as directed by the sign 
board, was a lovely one. Wild plums 
trees grew on either side and the road 
rose and fell slightly and curved 
around thickets of pine. Finally 
rounding a clump of cedars he spied 
the old mill, standing as he remem- 
bered it. with a dogwood tree in full 
blossom by the wheel over which 
water still ran. As the front of the 
mill came in view he was dismayed 
to see five or six cars parked and 
that a lively party of some kind 
seemed to be in progress. 

He walked rather timidly than oth- 
erwise, for such a man of the world 
as he was, up the path and entered 
the low Dutch doorway. After taking 
a seat at the only unoccupied table, 
Lance began to take note of his sur- 
roundings. The sunlight of an April 
afternoon, sifting through the blooms 
of the dogwood tree, fell on the dark- 
ly polished floor. The walls too, with 
their tint of cream, almost gave the 
effect of sunlight. There were many 
small,, dark tables, surrounded by 

Dreams are consoling, to say the 
least. Day-time defeats may become 
night-time victories. The other night 
at some hour, Dr. James and Helen 
Wills, the tennis champion, came to 
Elma O'Neill's room to match her in 
tennis. After a good bit of wrang- 
ling the occupants consented to play. 
"Get your racquet," reminded Helen. 

"Oh, my goodness, no," exclaimed 
Elma. "A racquet — never. I always 
play with my little hammer." Upon 
this she drew from the dresser drawer 
a small tack hammer, with a wobbly 
head. "You'll have to let me have 
the head fixed." After an agonizing 
delay the three players were ready to 
begin the contest. The spot beneath 
Alec's bell was chosen. Of course a 
court, net, etc., were unnecessary to 
such expert champions. At the end of 
several hours, Elma came out victor 
with five love games to her credit. 


During the holidays the club enter- 
tained with a supper at the tea room 
: n honor of two of their graduating 
members, Miss Flossie Orr and Miss 
Carolyn Thrash. Toasts were given 
by Miss Leeta Orr, Miss Thelma 
Holmes, Miss Agnes Grimsley and 
Miss Carolyn Thrash. Everyone en- 
joyed the readings given by Miss 
tbbie Jones and Miss Sadie Pouncey 
and the piano solo by Miss Eloise 
Harmon. The supper was followed by 
a picture show party. 

The next morning the club members 
and their guests left bright and early 
for a day's outing at Falling Rocks — 
chaperoned by Miss Oecher. 

quaint high backed chairs in which 
were seated well dressed men and 
women who, Lance soon realized, 
were merely assembled for tea and 
gossip, and not any particularl party. 
Lance was surprised to see so many 
men present so early in the afternoon 
until he raised his eyes to the door 
in the back of the room — there stood 
Betty Joe, wrapped in a soft yellow 
cape — she always seemed to have on 
a cape when Lance saw her — her blue 
eyes gleaming with fun, and her 
masses of black hair wound tightly 
around her shapely head. She was 
lovely enough to attract any man and 
Lance was a very human man at that 

The men, with one accord, jumped 
to their feet as Betty Joe entered the 
room, and the women called greet- 
ings, "Oh, Betty Joe, do give me the 
receipe for this cake," or, "Betty Joe, 
don't forget you're coming to my 
house tomorrow." 

From a man whom Lance took to be 
about his own age, "And where are 
you going my pretty maid?" 

"I'm going home for fresh milk 
sir, she said," she retorted. At this 
several men jumped up to relieve her 
of the bronze jug she carried. Much 
to his surprise, as well as that of ev- 
eryone present, Lan,e ahead of them 
all cooly took the jug from her hand 
and said, "You must let me do this 
in payment of an old debt." Betty 
Joe, who had not even seen him be- 
fore, looked at him in astonishment, 
but she demurely allowed him to tuck 
her hand beneath his arm and lead 
her out. When they were outside, 
however, she removed her hand and 
said seriously, although a dimple 
showed for a second at the corner of 
her mouth, "I'm sure I remember 
your face but I don't remember your 

It seems that no matter how elec- 
tions go, there are always some who 
want things to go differently. They 
even invent new things. What else 
could have caused Bill Smith to waste 
a perfectly good night unwinding the 
following dreams: Bill vosioned Una 
Franklin as editor of the Alabamian 
rushing madly to her (Bill's) rooms. 
"Bill," said Una, "I want you to go on 
my staff as inkier. Begin work imme- 
diately." We can all imagine Bill's 
chagrin over her ignorance concerning 
her newly acquired position as inkier. 
The fact is Bill knew no better than 
we what constituted an inkler's task, 
for the simple reason that there is no 
such thing. Of course Bill did not 
know that there was no such thing 
and would not admit it. After an em- 
barrassing pause, our heroine found 
out what inklers did in the dream 
world. The breakfast bell found Bill 
madly tracing an ink line around the 
margin of our paper. 

name nor the debt you're so gallantly 

"The same little Betty Joe and yet, 
not the same," said Lance in a vpice a 
bit more tender than he had intended. 

Betty Joe stopped short and turned 

to give him a freezing look, but when 
she looked into his grey eyes, in 
which shone a very tender light, her 
own fell and she blushed slightly, 
and they walked on toward the house. 
Betty Joe took another look, out of 
the corner of her eye, and found him 
smiling at her. Then memory came 
with a rush — she had known that 
smile in the past and had never for- 
gotten it. "I really believe you're 
Lancelot Jones, although I stopped be- 
lieving in fairy tales long ago," she 
said. Lance continued quietiy smil- 
ing and Betty Joe, somewhat discon- 
certed by that smile, hurried on, "But 
that debt you spoke of owing, just for 
housing you alter you smashed your 
car in our front yard, you owe that 
debt to mother and father and they've 
been gone a long time now." 

"But," Lance broke in, "the debt I 
mentioned, I owe you, and I hope 
you'll let me pay it with interest. Do 
you remember that day the doctor 
said he thought a kiss would go far 
to mend my broken arm?" 

Betty Joe was rosy, "I was nothing 
but a child then, and I'm almost a 
spinster now. Everybody in town is 
worried for fear I will be one," Here 
she laughed and sat down on the 
broad old steps. Lance dioppeu down 
beside her and they began to fill in 
the ten long years that each had re 
membered the other hut had heard 
no word. Betty Joe told Lance how 
she lived alone in the old home with 
her old negro mammy's daughter for 
protection and company and who al- 
so helped her run the tea shop. She 
told him of Bob Stickney who wanted 
to marry her, "and," she added, a 
trifle wearily, "I guess 111 take him 

Lance was silent for many minutes. 
Until he had seen Betty Joe as a wo- 
man, in all her beauty and charm, and 
suddenly the thought that she was for 
somebody else made him realize his 
love. He had come in search of a 
Dream Betty Joe and the real Betty 
Joe clutched at his heart strings as 
the other had never done. He knew 
he must say something but his brain 
seemed numb. Finally he blundered 
out, "Don't marry this man Stick, or 
Stickney, or whatever his name is!" 
"And why not, please?" Betty Joe 

inquired rather tartly, but she had 
turn away her face for that dimpl 
— on'd ner-ist in showing. "Bob is 
good man." 

' .Because — because I love you Bett; 
Joe. I know I've waited a long iinfc- 
to tell you but I think I've aivvajy j 
lived for this hour. I never forgo 
those days I spent here, and whe" 
that sparrow cheeped at the windo 
T had to come for you. There ha' 
been an emptiness in my heart an) 
now there is an ache that only yo 
can stop. Iv'e loved you all thes 
years, and what a fool I was not t 
know it. I want you, Betty Joe, a 
I've never wanted anything. Don 
you think you might learn to care? 

But Betty Joe jumped up an>Tl 
walked to the end of the porch aniat 
leaned against one of the pillars. Fm t 
a long time the call of a Bob-Whitt S 
was the only sound heard, then Lanass 
said dejectedly, "I was a fool not \y I 
know that in all these years sonioll 
other man had come into your lifeii's 
He held out his hand in farewell, anute 
said, "Goodbye, Betty Joe," but as shlis; 
did not move he let it drop and turners 
away. tar 
"Wait a moment, Lance," he heaitus 
in a timid voice. "I think I've loveteb 
you ever since the time you weidu 
here with your arm broken and t 
think that's the reason I haven't maieai 
ried Bob before now." k e 
Then she was in his arms, the tet| ie 
years were as if they had never bee^h, 
the heart of the boy and the girl an, rs 
the heart of the man and the woma,]j 
were one. ; ve 


The little stars twinkled above then^. 
Though it's doubtful that the; 

The dew fell softly around them 
whne Jonnny bade Mary adieu. 

What mattered it if he kissed her? 

None but they would ever know; 
She was sure that dear Johnny love p rf 

He had often told her so. 



Nothing would ever have happened 

The secret would ne'er gone astraV 
Had it not been for young Marti 

Who was casually looking that wa] 


ill ! 



Then, there arose such a scandal, me 
As had never gone the countr col 
rounds, j 
'That awful daughter of Randal's 
Had kissed young Johnny Lounds 


said Mary's Aui 





is terrible,' 

"Surely Master Reuben has lied." 
Poor little Mary confirmed it 

When in tears the crime she deniet 
Young Reuben may have told 
But I believe his story was true— 
And, perhaps, if I told of the weddini ' 
You might think so too. m c 

Friends of Miss Alford regret 1 
learn that she was called away las 
week on account of the death of he at! 
brother and niece. ln i 

Humble Burmese Women 

In Burma the women believe thai 

they must be reborn as men to joli 

the noble of the yellow robe and si 
attain humanity. 



birmingham, ala. 

••Wheeler, Students 
Get The Best Positions- 
Call arwrile ForFreeCalalosivie. 



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MONTEVALLO, ALA., April 28, 1925 

No. 10. 

May Festival 
Is Big Affair 

Queen of May to Reign in 


t t 
, a 

an The present bright outlook indicates 
aniat the May Day Festival to be held 
Fen the front campus on the afternoon 
hitt Saturday, May 2, will be a huge sue- 
mcess. The festival is being sponsored 
t ty the Student Senate of Alabama 
omollege and the performance in its de- 
ifeails has been worked out and exe- 
an|ited under the capable direction of 
sltiss Lucyle Hook, head of the Ex- 
■ne^-ession Department. Mr. Frank E. 

larsh, Jr., director of the School of 
saiusic of Alabama College, and Miss 
veiebecca Funk, head of the Physical 
r«lducation Department, 
d There will be five courts, most 
,la 'eautiful one being that of the Queen. 

The other four courts are courts of 
te he four Princesses o£ the classes in 
School. Each class vies with the oth- 
ers in having the loveliest court, and 
lia ill indications are that there will be 
ively rivalry on May Day. 

Dances, songs and May-time frolics 
ure included in the program. Cos- 
tumes are said to be one of the out- 
standing features of the Festival, and 
ae ft gala and elaborate event is keenly 

Freshman Class To 
Present Kaleidoscope 

Unique Performance Planned by 
Lowly Rats 


re President 




Plan of Por- 

Haze! Blach, president of the Stu- 
dent Senate of Alabama College, in 
co-operation with her organization 
and procedure committee, has been 
lard at work perfecting the organi- 
zation for the Senate, and studying 
just how and in what way it can 
meet the needs of the students of the 

A constitution is in the process of 
being drafted, and a plan for proce- 
dure in the meetings has been adopt- 
ed. It is as follows: 

Meeting opened by President repeat- 
ing College Code. 

Roll call by secretary. 

Reading of minutes by secretary 

Committee reports. 

Old business. 

New business. 

Discussion <Jf problems. 

The meetings will be held bi- 
monthly, and at each meeting some 
• definite step will be undertaken to 
better student life at Alabama Col- 
tl lege. 

t j| The College Code is the slogan 

$ adopted by the student body at a meet- 

<| ing held last week. 

A bulletin board will be erected 
for the Senate, and helpful notices, 
posters and articles will be posted 

^ at all times. 

The Student Senate has had only 
two meetings to date, but already it 
has asserted its place in Alabama 
College, and it its organization has 

(proved it to be a coming vital factor 
in the student life of the college. 
Suggested and carried out by the 
Senate the ideaf having some of the 
College Night songs learned by the 
whole student body has met with ap- 
proval. One song of the Purple's and 
one of the Gold's will be learned, and 
it is hoped in this way to preserve 
some of the songs which the students 
learned to sing for that one night. 

The "Kaleidoscope" to be present- 
ed by the Freshman class in the Col- 
lege auditorium Saturday evening, May 
9, at 8:15 o'clock promises to be one 
of the cleverest and most unique per- 
formances ever attempted at Alabama 

Miss Lucyle Hook, Miss Vivian 
Monk, Miss Mae Andrus, Willie Lee 
Reaves, Bill Smith, Katherine Leath 
and Una Franklin are directing the 
various numbers on the program, 
which is said to be varied, different 
and very original. 

The Kaleidoscope is to represent 
various departments of Alabama Col- 
lege, and to interpret to a certain de- 
gree, college life as it is represented 
here. A large cast will be used, and 
the costumes and music will enhance 
the production. 

The following is the program as 
outlined at the time this paper went 
to press: 

1. Expression — "Band Box Chorus." 

2. English — Contrast between 
Shakespeare's tragedies and Comedies 
through dance and song. 

3. Commercial — "Oh Men! Be 

4. Science — "Ye Springtime Gar- 
den," with Mistress Mary and her 
pretty maids, Romance, Science, Farm- 
ers and Farmerettes ((dance and 

5. Language — A B C." 

6. Home Economics — Pageant of 
American Dress. 

7. Education — "Dance Teacher" 
(Moredn (?) Methods). 

8. Art — Living Pictures. 

9. Physical Education 'Visions 

of '5 and '25." 

10. Psychology — "What's Your 

11. Student Activity— "With Dip in 




Social — "Tea Room Scene." 

History — A pageant — "Our 
(representing the progress of 

14. Music— Class Song— "Fresh- 
men, All Hail!" 

The proceeds will go to the class 
treasury to meet expenses incurred 
by the class during the year. 

Tickets will be on sale in the as- 
sembly hall and by members of the 
Freshman Class, and there will be re- 
served seats for the Freshmen not in 
the cast, and the Juniors, sister class 
of the Freshmen. 

Lucy Stevens and Una Franklin are 
managing directors. 

Plans Announc- 
ed By President 

Helen Davis, newly inaugurated 
president of the Student Government 
Association of Alabama College, an- 
nounces that the one big aim of her 
year as president is to strive to real- 
ize more co-operation between the 
Student Government Association and 
the students, between the Student 
Government Association and the fac- 
ulty, and between faculty and stu- 

While her statement is a broad one, 
and may be taken in a number of dif- 
ferent ways, her policy simplifies mat- 
ters, and her simple, direct manner of 
handling problems so far indicates 
that at least more co-operation will 
come to exist. 

The executive board will meet once 
each month with the advisory board 
of five members and will so seek to 
bring about a closed understanding 
between faculty and students. 

The mass meetings will be made 
discussion meetings, and Miss Davis 
has that every girl feel free to 
sxpress her own opinion there and to 
be ready to discuss the problems that 
come up. The meetings will be more 
open and informal and the president 
hopes that in this manner there will 
come to exist a closer harmony be- 
tween the executive board and the 
student body. 

Under the auspices of the executive 
board a faculty advisor has been ap- 
pointed for each girl in school. The 
purpose of this is to piomote under- 
standing, fellowship and harmony be- 
tween ' the students and teachers. It 
is hoped that by this method and or- 
ganization both the students and 
teachers will be aitiei.. T * 

At the weekly meetings of the exec- 
utive board, and at all special meet- 
ings the members of the board will 
wear the robes especially made for 
them. This adds dignity and form 
to the meetings. 
Student Government, within the last 

two or three years, has grown at Ala- , 

bama College and has come into its i baskets to other loved ones 


Being Observed 

Beginning Saturday, April 26, and 
continuing through Saturday, May 2, 
Capsule Week is being observed at 
Alabama College, the Student Senate 
sponsoring the movement. 

This is an old custom which is 
firmly established in many colleges, 
and which has even been observed 
here. Within the last three or four 
years, however, there has been no 
observation of Capsule Week in Ala- 
bama College. 

The general custom is that Capsule 
Week will be held at the beginning 
of the year, at which time each girl 
tries to be as nice to and throughful 
of her "Capsule" as possible. 

At a stated time each girl in school 
draws a capsule. Within it is a name 
of some other girl. It is to this girl 
she must pay her attentions during 
Capsule Week. Flowers, visits, notes, 
kind words, candy, anything one can 
give that will make the week pleas- 
ant for one's capsule is in vogue and 
order. Of much importance and 
stress, however, is the fact that no 
girl must allow her capsule to find 
out who she is. There are numerous 
little things a girl could do to make 
another happier, and when seven hun- 
dred girls banded together are doing 
the same thing there is no doubt but 
that a successful Capsule Week could 
be experienced at Alabama College. 

It has been suggested that it may 
seem singular and out of place to ob- 
serve Capsule Week during this sea- 
son of the school year. But it is 
thought that the students will readily 
see that it is feasible to hold such ob- 
servance just prior to May Day. At 
least, it is hoped that Capsule Week 
will foster such a -spirit that the real- 
ization of May Day will be happier, 
lovelier, and more pleasant than were 
the most enthusiastic have antici- 

A looked-forward to feature of Cap- 
sule Week is the hanging of May bas- 
kets on the door of one's capsule on 
May Day, and the similar giving of 

It is 

Who Will Be 
May Queen 

Election of Queen by Secret Ballot 
Adds Excitement to Event 

"Who is May Queen?" — such is the 
question everyone is thinking, hear- 
ing, asking. But no one as yet knows 
who the Queen of May is to be, an 
understanding to that effect having 
been made before her election by 
secret ballot Tuesday, April 14. 

Every girl in the Senior Class was 
eligible for election so that it may be 
possible that many girls were voted 

The Queen will not be known to her 
attendants until the coronation, Sat- 
urday, May 2. The Queen has select- 
ed her attendants and they have been 
informed by the president of the Stu- 
dent Senate, all communication be- 
tween Her Majesty the Queen and her 
subjects being made in that manner. 

Everyone is wondering who the 
Queen is. Excitement is running 
high. And while each girl has her 
own idea as to who was elected, no 
one can say for sure; and just who 
surprised the ones on May Day will 
be cannot yet be ascertained. 

But whoever was elected was the 
first choice of the' majority of the 
students and there is no doubt but 
that everyone will be pleased and 
happy when the coronation '.occurs. 

Each class has a Princess to attend 
the Queen, the girl so acting having 
been chosen in recognition of her serv- 
ice to the class. In each case she is 
supposed to be the girl who has con- 
tributed most to the class, to have, 
meant most in the life of her class, and 
the hearts of her classmates. 
Th<i Princesses are. Senior, Mildred 
Walker; Junior, Hattie Lyman; Soph- 
omore, Ibbie Jones; Freshman, Eliza- 
beth Graves. 

own. The next president takes over 
m office whose duties are well de- 
lined and outlined, backed by a strong, 
active and wide-awake organization, 
and those who are familiar with the 
plans for '25'-26 believe that Student 
Government will make further strides. 




At a meeting of Presidents' Council, 
held Friday, April IT. plans for a 
more detailed organization were dis- 
cussed and a committee to draft a 
constitution was appointed. 

This is one of the biggest and most 
important organizations in school and 
handles problems of student interest 
brought to its attention by the exec- 
utive board, senate, or faculty. 

Gertrude Broadway was elected sec- 
retary of the council and it will be 
her position to look after all secre- 
tarial work of the council. She does 
not have a vote in the council, how- 
ever since it is composed of only the 
presidents of the various organiza- 
tions of the school. 

Helen Dr.vis and Lillian Praut, in- 
coming and outgoing presidents of the 
Student Government Association of 
Alabama College, have returned from 
Tallahassee, Fla., where they attend- 
ed the annual conference of the South- 
em Intercollegiate Association of Stu- 
dent Government. 

This is an organization which stud- 
ies the needs of student and campus 
problems of the south. 

Every college in the south sent her 
student government president and re- 
ports from Miss Davis and Miss Praut 
indicate that the conference was a 
suecass in many ways and that they 
received many ideas and benefits from 
attending it. 

wondered just how much competition, 
careful planning and thoughtful labor 
will go into the creation of dainty 
May baskets for the girls one loves. 


According to announcement made 
by Dean O. C. Carmichael, director 
of the Summer School for the 1925 
session, the enrollment for both terms 
this summer will-lie larger than ever 
before in the history of the institu- 

Just what a success Capsule Week : tion. 
will be remains to be proved, but the j A large number of inquiries are re- 
Senate, which is sponsoring it and j ce ived daily from students and teach- 
which has selected Mary Armstrong ; erg a ij ov . er Alabama, and Dean Car- 
to see that it goes into effect, be- 1 michael is of the opinion that the sum- 
lieves that the students of Alabama j mer ses sion will be a most successful 
College can make it a great success i one 

and can establish it as a permanent Announcement to the effect that 
customer to be observed before each Summer School bulletins may be se- 

May Day. 


Alabama College, Judson and Wom- 
an's College to Debate 

cured by applying to the president's 
office, has been made. 

lege, and to debate against the team 
from each of the other colleges. 

The winning team will be proclaim- 
ed champion debaters from the three 

At the time the student body of 
Woman's College sanctioned the con- 
tract mention was made of Alabama 
College, with the result that the roof 
was almost taken off. 
Woman's College and Alabama Col- 

The Baptist Student Union, a relig- 
ious organization in the college, which 
is for the purpose of directing the re- 
ligious activities of the Baptist girls 
of the college, is making plans for a 
great year for 1925-26. 

New officers will be elected next ' students, 
week, and they start out on their du- 
ties at once. It is expected that the 
union will make great progress, and 
that the organization, already firmly 
established, will come to mean much 
in the religious life of the Baptist 

Where Modesty Wins 

A modest person seldom fails to gain 
the good will of those he converse* 
with because nobody envies a man 
m bo does not appear to be pleased 
with himself. 


Officers for 1925-26 were elected by 
the Alabama Players, dramatic club 
of Alabama College, at a meeting held 
in the student parlor Thursday night, 
April 2. Gladys Waldrop, president', 
will have th e co-operation of the fol- 
lowing newly elected officers: Alice 
Mahler, vice president; Joy Cawthon, 
business manager; Nina Dantzler. 
property manager; Ruth Jones, adver 
tising manager; and Lucy Holt, en- 
tertainment manager. 

The Alabama Players is an organi- 
zation that has been wide-awake dur- 


Under the auspices of the B. S'. U. 
Council a Baptist study course will ing its present and initial year, 
be held at the college early in May. | number of successful performances" 
Bible reading on all the halls just as j have been staged under its auspices, 
lights go out has begun to be habitual j and its present standing insures a sue- 
on the halls of the dormitory. cessful year for 1925-26. 

By an agreement made between Ala- 
bama College, Judson College at Mar- 
ion, and Woman's College at Mont- 
gomery, there will be held some time : lege have been adversaries for years, 
during the month of April, 1926, inter- j on the basket ball court, the balance 
collegiate debates between th three of championship weighing evenly be- 
colleges. The contest is modeled on tween them as a rule. Alabama Col- 
the same plan as that between Sophie lege and Judson have never met in 
Newcomb at New Orleans, Agnes S'cott ' conflict and neither has as yet had 
at Decatur, Georgia, and Randolph- an opportunity to taste the powers 
Macon at Lynchburg. j f the other. 

The movement or idea was fostered 
by Judson College and a plan was 
adopted after an agreement with Ala- 
bama College and Woman's College 
had been made. 

The rules for the debate have been 
carefully made by an advicory com- 
mittee and have been signed by the 
president of the Student Government 
Association of each of the three col- 
leges. Each school this spring sub- 
mits two subjects for debate, the six 
subjects to be submitted to the com- 
mittee and one subject chosen from 
the six. 

Two girls from each college will be 
selected in some way, as the student 
body sees fit, to represent the col- 

A number of students are already 
looking to the selection of the team 
next year and are determined to make 
it at any cost. The selection of the 
two girls to represent Alabama Col- 
lege will be determined by ability to 
debate, speak in public, hold and con- 
vince an audience. Plans for the se- 
lection of the two debaters have not 
been formulated but Alabama College 
expects to put her best girls in the 
field, and the entire student body 
be filled with enthusiasm and pep in 
regard to the event. With the proper 
backing and support on the part of 
the student body there should be no 
doubt as to the ability of Alabama 
College to bring home the victory. 




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Elma O'Neill — 

Associate Editor — Florence Smith. 
Fraut Page — Una Franklin. 
Business Manager — Thressa Cona- 

Social Editor — Rosa Perry. 
Athletic Editor — Fay Turner. 
Circulation Managers — Dorothy Wil- 
liams and Nell Browder. 
Art Editor — Caroline Middleton. 


At the annual election of officers 
for the alcss, the Sophomores unani- 
mously re-elected Anne Jones to the 
presidency for the Junior year, and 
pledged to her their support during 
the ensuing organization year. 

Miss Jones has been president of 
the class every year since its admis- 
sion to the college, and her executive 
ability and success in holding such an 
office speak for themselves by the 
very fact that she was the only one 
considered for chief executive of the 

The following officers were elected 
with Miss Jones to assist her in car- 
rying out the policies of the class: 
Laura. Johnson, vice president; Collie 
Roan, secretary; Mabel Conner, treas- 
urer; Elizabeth Ward, Margaret Gray- 
son, Athletic Board Representatives; 
Ibbie Jones, Mary Hill and Carolyn Ed- 
wards, Executive Board Representa- 

The history of the Sophomore class 
has been a brilliant one and they hold 
the distinction of having been the 
largest Freshman class in the history 
of the school. The future, it is an- 
ticipated, will be even more brilliant 
and great things are expected next 
year under the capable leadership of 
Anne Jones and her staff of co- 

Cartoon Editor — Minnie Barnes. 
Y. W. C. A— Ruby Benton. 

Philomathic — Mary Hungerford. 
Castalian — Fannie Morton. 
Tutwiler — Alice Barganier. 
Philodendroi — Susie Powers. 
Zeta Pi Delta— Mary Noble. 
Beta Sigma Delta — Mildred John- 

Aleph Sadhe— Nellie White. 
Alpha Phi Omega — Stella Bowline. 
Pi Kappa Delta — Ruby Foster. 

Secrets $ 


Tell me, tell me quick, if you know, 
why is it that True Marble likes the 
music at Hendricks' store. 

Why did it take Gladys Waldrop so 
long to close the class room door 
when the Auburn Players were here. 

We've heard Gertrude Broadway 
say many times, "I don't understond." 
Wonder if it's books, teachers, 

books or "street" that she's talking 

Kat Leath isn't dumb, is she? We 
heard Nat Hall talking for her when 
the Auburn Players were here. 

Sh-h-h. Mary got permission from 
home not to take a bath, but go to 

"Miss Aurora" likes French and 
everything that goes with it. 


Yes! This is the surprise column 
you've all heard about. Its object is 
to show to the outside world as well 
as to the ones here a few of the ce- 
lebrities Montevallo can coast of and 
be justly proud. 

'This often said and very true that 
you may entertain angels unaware. 
So we have evidently been harboring 
artists and genius' in disguise and 
now that we are about to part with 
them, we begin to realize their true 
worth and what they have meant to 
Alabama College. They will soon be 
leaving us, so we wish to dedicate 
this column of our paper to extol 
their praises and virtues 'ere it is 
too late and they have gone from us 
forever without ever knowing how 
much we appreciated them and what 
they have meant to us. 
Marjorie Andrews: 

We hail you first not only by vir- 
ture of the fact that your name comes 
first alphabetically but because you 
have really meant something to us 
and the Home Economics department 
is losing a staunch living example of 

CLASS '26 

Senior Class Officers Announced 

Hattie Lyman is entering upon her 
fifth year as president of her class. 
This is a distinction which rarely 
comes to on individual and one of 
which the class mates of Miss Lyman 
are truly proud. 

She is considered by her class mates 
and school mates as a very efficient 
and dependable executive. Her class 
has been one of the best the institu- 
tion has yet admitted, and they have 
played a big role in making student 
life what it is in Alabama College to- 

Miss Lyman's co-officers are: Mary 
Riley, vice president; Bell Smith, sec- 
retary; Robbie Andrews, treasurer; 
Mary Riley, Mary Nette Loplin, Alene 
LeCroy, and Nina Faye Bonner, Ex- 
ecutive Board Representatives. 


The girls majoring in Physical Edu- 
cation went on a hike to Davis Falls 
last month to organize a Physical Ed- 
ucation Club. While they cooked 
supper over a camp fire they dis- 
cusser the value such a club would 
have to its members and to the school 
at large. A president, Margaret Gray- 
son; vice president, Annie Holt Young, 
and secretary-treasurer, Emma Wil- 
liams, were elected. 

Later in the month a constitution 
was drawn up and passed by the presi- 
dent's council. Now the Physical Edu- 
cation Club is a real organization, and 

Jessie Beddingfield. 

Yes, she won fame here among us 
as a practice teacher and we can pre- 
dict nothing more brilliant for her 
than a teaching career as successful 
as hers at Columbiana. If any proof 
is needed of this I know of a certain 
lawyer in Arkansas who would gladly 
defend the case. 

* * * 

Lurile Bell: 

Lucile came to us from Washing- 
ton, D. C, and has certainly been a 
wonderful addition to our ranks. No 
more need be said as her works speak 
for themselves — and she needs no 
lawyer to defend herself. 

* * * 

Ethyle Brown: 

From whence she came no one 
knew — but we do know there is an 
angel around when Ethyle is in our 
midst. Her personality radiates her 
goodness, graciousness, kindness, 
friendliness, 'neverything. 

Bess has had a double role to play 
this year. She has had to be both 
Bess and Eloise to these Monteval- 
lians and she has done this success- 
fully and still had room in her heart 
for other things, "Bum ti ra ta, Bum 
ti ra ta, Bum. 

* * * 

Lula Hawkins: 

Deep down in all our hearts we 
know what Lula has meant to us. 
How many freshmen and even down- 
hearted seniors have had their home- 
sickness and blues driven away by a 
"capsule," called Lula. Besides her 
cheerfulness she is one of the most 
able executors this school has ever 
known — nuff sed. 

Mrs. Hooper: 

We're glad Mrs. Hooper saw the 
need of her place being refilled. It 

with the co-operation of its active I nas Deen vacant since 191S and not 
members and assistance of Miss Funk, one nas been found who could 

Miss Putnam and Miss Cogswell, is 
beginning a splendid work in this col- 

The members of the club are: Myra 
Bell, Ruby Floyd, Margaret Grayson, 
Anne Jones, Matilda Lykes, Tad Mar- 
tin, Tope Martin, Catherine Prentis, 
Ruby Joe Snellgrove, Skeet Snell- 
grove, Elizabeth Ward, Gladys Wald- 
rop, Emma Williams and Annie Holt 

If one does not eat for seven days — 
it make one weak. 

take her place successfully, and since 
she has rejoined us we see it was ab- 
surd to think that any but the orig- 
inal ever could take her place. 

* * • 
Elizabeth Horsley: 

Well, there just never has been and 
never will be another "Liz." Anyone 
who can talk at the rate of 500 per 
and get by with it in a town as slow- 
as Montevallo, well, they have intel- 
ligence at least — and Liz has proven 
this by the string of A's she sends 
home at the end of each term. 

Hettye Hinson: 

One of Montevallo's rare gifts is 
what we all think Hettye is — with a 
wonderful personality and everything 
else that we would want a real Ala- 
bama College girl to be. We predict 
her to be the kind of girl the world 
has need of. 

* * * 

Lorene Hughes: 

She is efficiency itself when it 
comes to Home Economics but she 
has also battled successfully with oth- 
er things (she seems to be Mr. Ken- 
nerley's mainstay in grading). What 
will the poor freshmen do for grades 
next year with no Lerene to give them 
to them? 

Madge Jacobs: 

We regret that we must lose Madge 
this year, but since she is soon to 
have a miniature Home Economics 
department all her own, we relinquish 
her to Foy with only one word of ad- 
vice, "Feed the brute." 

Gladys Lumpkin: 

We hereby unanimously vote 
Gladys the most efficient student the 
"Practice Home" has ever known; for 
if anyone can enter "Billy's" dominion 
(where he rules supreme) and share 
his mistress' affections equally with 
him — well, there is just no one else 
who could do it. 

Cora Belle Maddox: 

We hate to think of what Monte- 
vallo would have been without Cora 
Berre. Where we think of her bright, 
cheery smile to greet us each time 
we enter the dining room we don't 
wonder that Miss Kemp considers her 
Montevallo's greatest achievement. 

Eunice Matthews: 

"Speech is silver but silence is 
golden." This last aptly applies to 
Eunice. Ke know of many girls here 
at Montevallo who are always ready 
to talk. But there is only one Eunice 
that we can fall back upon to do the 
things rather than talk about them. 

* * * 
Jessie Hobbs Morrison. 

"To know her is to love her" is our 
motto for Jessie Hobbs. However, 
more nice things can be said of her; 
so as a parting tribute to her we 
voted her our Very Best Cook. 

Mary Kay Patterson: 

Another one of our girls who won 
fame at the Practice Home and high 
laurels from Miss Weiner. JSfothing 
more need be said. 

* * * 

Louise Purefoy: 

If you don't love Louise turn 
around and analyze yourself, because 
the fault is in you. It just couldn't 
be in Wegee, 'cause she is all we 
would have her be, gentle, kind and 
full of sympathy. 

who never got mad — did I say four 
years? Well almost, but not quite, 
for we remember a Sunday not so 
long since when she lost this distinc- 
tion because — oh, well, we'll let 
'Chum" tell why. 

% fl * 

Grace Waters: 

The reason she's been with us so 
long is we just couldn't do without 
her. We can't imagine what Alabama 
College would be like without Grace 
to buoy some of us up, helo Miss 
Irvin and pal with "Ma" Yeager, and 
in short, do the many little things 
that only Grace can do. 

# * # 
Grace Williams: 

"A" at Columbiana is all that need 
be said of Grace's ability, because she 
proved by that that she is capable of 
anything and everything. We also 
predict for her success as a florist, 
since she alone was able to pluck a 
certain "Lily." 

* * * 
Clara Ida Williams: 

"Somebody stole my gal, 
Somebody stole my pal." 
What that somebody Claud? or 
Major? We seem to have forgotten 
which, but if somebody would en- 
lighten us as to who is the owner of 
the coupe, we might remember. 

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Ethyle Thompson: 

Any sononym for wit, fun, jollity, 
or merriment would apply to Ethyl 
for this wouli have been a somber 
campus without girls or Ethly's wit 
to liven up even the drollest. She is 
also one of Mr. Marsh's "stand-pat- 
ters" in the Glee Club. 

. • « * * • 

Mary Trammel: 

We are never afraid of a question 
going unanswered in the class when 
Mary is there; because she never puts 
off until tomorrow what she can do 
today. She meeuS every question with 
real knowledge and wins the proises 
of both teachers and students. 
* * * 

Mildred W T alker: 

Mildred has carried through four 
years of college the unrivaled distinc- 
tion of being the only one among us 

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"Wal, I dunno as I should," drawled 
old Joe Bennett. "My crick ain' no 
public swimmin' hole an' hit ain't no 
business of mine to furnish a public 
swimmin' pond for these young hy- 
enas around hyar. There's part of 
that same srick above my land an' 
theres' part of hit below my land an' 
I don't see no use in them boys tramp- 
in' across my land an' goin' swimmin' 
in my part of thet crick," with which 
declaration he brought the front legs 
fo his chair to the floor with a thump, 
pulled out a plug of tobacco, and bit 
of an enormous chunk. 

Old Joe was mad, in fact, he was 
furious. For a week he had fumed 
and fussed about his grievance to the 
little boys and it had done no good, 
so now he had brought his trouble 
to "the gang" which consisted of Sam 
Reid, who ran the general store and 
the post office; Arthur Perkins, who 
was the blacksmith whenever there 
was any work of that kind to be done; 
Jake Sellars, who did nothing in par- 
ticular unless he was hungry; Ben 
Moore, the barber, and old Joe, who 
was the Justice of Peace in this city 
o£ Bennett Corners. The gang always 
gathered on the front porch of Reid's 
store. And now, as they sat there 
leaning back in their chairs with their 
feed propped upon the banisters, they 
discussed Joe's latest problem. He 
always had one for them to worry 

Joe was generally accepted as the 
leader of the gang. The dignity of his 
office, the honor of having the town 
named for his grandfather, and the 
ownership of so much land, gave to 
him the right of a leader and he ac- 
cepted it without reluctance. He was 
a typical old country man, being tall 
and thin, with stooped shoulders, hav- 
ing a large tobacco-stained mouth, 
sharp blue eyes, a long, crooked nose, 
and a thatch of gray hair that always 
needed cutting. He believed in get- 
ting all he could for himself and na- 
turally worked toward that end. He 
hated to part with money worse than 
anyone in Bennett Corners had ever 
been known to, and consequently the 
term "stingy" was often applied to his 
name. His devotion to himself and 
to his property explains his unwil- 
lingness to have the boys on his land. 

"There's the hole in Widder Green's 
part of the crick where they always 
handered after goin' last summer. Why 
don't they go back there?" asked Joe. 

"Says they're tired of hit an' hit 
ain't no good no more," responded 
Joe. "I've done tried all the sugges- 
tions I could think of and hit moved 
'em yet. I could get the low on 'em 
but their maws wouldn't buy eggs 
from me when their hens stops a-layin' 
an' I can't afford to. do thet because 
I've been savin' them eggs for four 
solid months." 

"Joe, why don't you paster them 
boys so much while they're enjoyin- 
theirselves swimmin' that they won't 
want to come back no more?" de- 
manded Sam. 

Joe scratched his head for a mom- 
ent, then a slow grin spread over his 
face and he jumped to his feet. "By 
crackey, Sam, why didn't you tell me 
thet a week aga? Good-bye, boys, the 
next time you see me, I'll be rid of 
them pests." 

Two days passed and no Joe appear- 
ed. "Hm-m, must be still a-workin' 
on them boys," Sam remarked. But 
the third day Joe stalked down the 
road, up the steps and dropped into 
his chair without a word. There he 
sat, apparently dumb, and the gang 
simply stared at him. 

Finally Sam ventured to speak. 

"Wa,l is it yours or theirs?" he ask- 

Joe glared at him for a minute and 
then burst forth with, "Theirs! Now 
an' forever more! I done all I could 
to git rid of 'em an' they won't be 
got shet of so they con jes' stay. 
They're the slickest little devils ever 
I seen an' some day Bennett Corners 
will be proud of the last one of 'em. 
Yes sir, I fust went down to thet 
crick an' tied up all their clothes, but 
they was so used to havin' that did 
thet it didn't bother 'em nono. Then 
I stole their clothes hut one of 'em 
hooked my coat from where I'd laid 
it and I never found it till he come 
back with enough clothes for each 
boy to have a garment thet would 
cover him enough to git home. They 
told their maws on me an5 them wo- 
men threatened to have me put out 
of office fer stealin'. Next I caught 
about five turtles an' put 'em in the 
crick but them boys didn't do a thing 
but play with 'em all thet evenin' an' 
not ofe of them darn turtles would 
bite 'em. I found out thet they could 
bite if they wanted to, though, be- 
cause, by heck, if them boys didn't 
slip one in my fav-rite rocker up at 
the house an' I ain't got that thing 
loose yet. Yes, had to change my 
clothes. An' lastly, I found a wasp 
nest thet I hung on the tree jes' above 
the divin' board they'd put up, but they 
seen it fust thing. Bert Green slipped 
up easy like an' threw his shirt over 
it so they could tie it up tight an' 
carry it to my house. They put it on 
my bed an' I was afeared to open the 
thing so I put it in the stove, shirt 
an' all. Then here come Widder 
Green over to my house declarin' thet 
I'd have to buy Bert a new shirt or 
give him his old one, an' I had to 
give thet woman some money to get 
shet of her. Yes sir, them are slick 
boys. If they wants to swim in my 
part of thet crick they can, an' aint 
nobody gonna bother 'em. 




I think about you, wonder, 
And long to feel your hand, 

Yet know that you are gone from me. 
Ah! I cannot understand — 

Why God gave flowers fragrance, 

To be lost in desert night, 
Why waters that reflect heaven 

Are withheld from human sight. 

Why there is so much music 
That dies in the soul of man, 

Why he gave you but to take you, 
Ah! I cannot understand! 

— Elma O'Neill. 


On April 4, the girls of the Physi- 
cal Education Club spent a glorious 
week-end at the college camp. In 
spite of the cloudy weather and fre- 
quent showers they kept the camp- 
house echoing with jolly shouts, and 
worked up appetites that only food 
cooked over a big open fire can sat- 
isfy. Sunday afternoon brought a 
reluctant return home, but these girls 
are planning many more outings just 
as jolly. 


Students who take their math 
exams with pen and ink. 

Mothers who broadcast the sub- 
titles to their children at the movies. 

Persons who insist on arriving at 
your seat on the train witk cup of 
water just as the engine winds a 

Heavyweights who mistake your 
feet for the floor. 

Somebody has made a serious mis- 
take. Whoever thought about having 
trunks of different shapes- and sizes 
should be condemned by the whole 
world as a person of little considera- 
tion for college students. I am going 
to prove to you that all college women 
should rise up in arms against our 
present method of manufacturing 
trunks. We must fight for a definite 
size and shape of trunk — say, two feet 
high, two feet wide, and six feet long. 
There are three good reasons why 
trunks should be as above specified. 
Reason No. 1 

The next time you step into the hall, 
look at the trunks before you. Some 
are tall and rectangular, corners pro- 
tected with bits of scrap brass, whose 
original dress of gold glint is very 
tattered and stained; some are low, 
long, of the hug-the-floor kind with 
a nice hump on top which might jump 
off if not held down by three bands 
of .peculiar belting usually crammed 
full of perforations, some are of the 
smashed flat kind; some look like the 
old wood box with a top tacked on. 
Who likes to see such a heterogene- 
ous collection? It is hard on the eyes; 
it offends our sense of the fitness of 

Reason No. II 

There comes a time in every college 
girls' life when she wants to race 
down the hall and jump from one 
trunk to the other. (Maybe she has 
a new dress — possibly, somebody from 
home is coming — even a letter will 
send a ticklish feeling down our 
spine if it is the first since many 
days.) Under the present system it 
is impossible. You go up on one and 
down on the next. The humpbacked 
ones are impossible, the confounded 
wardrobed ones are too high, and 
some are so weak that their very out- 
sides plead "please don't step on me." 
The game is spoiled. No fun. No 
jumps. No good times. Trunks just 
are not right somehow. - 
Reason No. Ill 

The trunks we now have are not 
built right on the inside. Our dresses 
have to be folded and crumpled. 
Think how nice it would be to have 
a trunk long enough to put one's 
dresses in whole length! 

For the six feet in length the dress ] 
stands as sufficient reason for four 
and one-half of it and the other one 
and one-half is left at one end for 
hats. Blessed conveniences! 

The desire to hop around when one 
is happy is ample reason for the two j 
feet in height. Two feet inspires just 
the right spring. 

Anybody knows that a solid six by 
two by two is a very well proportioned 
solid. What comfort it would be to 
walk down the hall and see regular 
sized trunks neatly placed alongside 
the wall. If on'e room was unpleas- 
ant, one could seek refuge on such 
trunks. They could be slept on com- 
fortably, too. 

Let's have two by two by six feet 
trunks. And let's have them all dark 
reds and blues and soft grays. Such 
trunks and colors would warm up 
these cold halls of ours. 

No one appreciates the poetry I write, 

I dream it all day, 

And go sleepless at night; 

Then when it's done and I show it 

I don't hear a thing 
But giggles choked down. 

So what can I do but stammer and 

When over a group 

Comes 'that strangely choked hush? 

My face turns red and my ears do 

the same, 
As they so lightly 
Forget my near fame. 

For young tho I am, and still hut a 

I dream of far days 

When I'll startle the world 

With poetry, surpassing in though. 

and fame, 
That of anyone 
With poet's fair name. 

Even my pal, a usually bright girl, 

Forgets intellect, 

Joins the rest of the world; 

No one appreciates the poetry I write 

Tho I dream by day 

And go sleepless at night. 




With the beginning of the third and 
last quarter of the present scholastic 
year thirty new students were admit- 
ted to the college. This is said to be 
the largest number of new students 
ever entering at any one quarter fol- 
lowing the first. 

Many of them are education students 
and are girls who have taught in 

The pleasure of reading old love 
letters has only one equal and that 
is looking at old photographs. It is 
with a sigh of contentment that, find- 
ing time in this busy age, we sett.e 
down for a peaceful hour looking at 
the pictures in the old-fashioned al- 
bum bound in red plush, which, by the 
way, is no longer kept on the parlor 
table. As we become absorbed in 
them we turn back the hands of time 
and again we are living in the happy 
days of the past. 

With our mind full of fond memo- 
ries we are ready to review with 
tenderness these reminders of our 
childhood and early life. Therefore, 
we experience somthing of a shock 
when our memory-inspired gaze first 
rests upon the picture of a skinny 
little girl with hair tightly brocaded 
on either side of her head, who is 
further adorned with lacy pantalettes 
peeping coquettishly below a high- 
necked, long-sleeved dress. Can it 
be possible, you ask your grown-up 
sophistical self, that this is you? As 
we look still further countless num- 
bers of full-skirted ladies with warp- 
Iike waistlines look primly at us and 
keep company for the bewhiskersd 
gentlemen dressed in their Sunday 
suits of conventional black. Young 
girls in traiting skirts and broad- 
brimmed hats with hands folded pre- 
cisely remind us of the godo old days, 
which everyone talks about but no 
one has ever seen. However, turn 
ankles ppeep in from under ruffled 
petticoats serve to remind us that the 
flapper has an ancestor. Here we 
have a dandy of the old school. A 
white waistcoat and swallow-tail serve 
to enhance the skin-tight beauty of 
his trousers and bring out the shine 
in his black patent leathers. A wide 
bow tie, also of the old school, em- 
phasizes the strength of his manly 
chin. Curly brown hair parted in the 
middle is rivaled only by sideburns 
and upturned mustache. Again pure, 
unadulterated wonder fills your soul 
and you try to puzzle out how you 

The Physical Education Club of Ala- 
bama College was made a reality when 
the constitution was adopted by the 
"resident's Council at a meeting held 
March 3. Ihe object of the club is 
'"to create a common interest among 
the Physical Education students, ta 
keep in touch with the progression of 
Physical Education and to present the 
forward strides of women in this field 
.o the student body." 

The Physical Education students 
met some time ago and expressed a 
desire for the organisation of such a 
club. They conferred with the teach- 
ers of Physical Education Depart- 
ment, and the constitution, as accepted 
by President's Council, was drawn up. 

The constitution provides that any 
s.udent of Alabama College taking 
either a major or second major in the 
Physical Education Department is 
eligible to membership in the Physical 
Education Club. All teachers in the 
department shall be honorary mem- 

The constitution also provides thai 
there shall be a president, vice presi- 
dent and a secretary-treasurer. These 
officers shall be elected annually in 

The duties of the officers as out- 
lined, are much the same as those for 
any other organization on the cam- 
pus. The club shall meet bi-monthly. 

The organization of this club on the 
campus is another indication of the 
steady forward strides of Alabama 
College. It is believed that it will 
meet a long-felt need in the life and 
activity of the Physical Education stu- 

ever admired such an outfit. 

So it is with the wisdom of expe- 
rience that I advise you, if you are 
ever feeling just a little too proud of 
yourself just look in the old red al- 
bum to bring yourself to your proper 
plane again. 

P. D. D. Pendleton 



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small schools during the winter. They 
are heartily welcomed to Alabama 

Investment Certificates 

Issued in multiples 
of $100 to $5,000 
are — 


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Into Mortgages. 

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Girl in Art Gallery: "My, what a 
funny looking picture that is over 

Her bored beau: ''Hush up, you 
hick. That is a mirror." 

Usher in church, passing plate to a 
tight wad. 

Tight Wad: "I don't give money for 
such things." 

Usher: "Well, take some out. It's 
for heathen." 

"There is safety in numbers." 

"License plates will soon be get- 
ting too many figures to remember." 
— Judge. 

"Did you ever drill before?" asked 
the captain of the Irishman. 

The Irishman answered: "I worked 
three years in quarry." — Selected. 

Thelma R.. "Miss Monk, do you be- 
lieve Shakespeare wrote all those 
plays they say he did?" 

Miss Monk: "I don't know, but 
when I go to heaven I intend to ask 

Thelma: "But suppose he's not 

Miss Monk: "Well, you ask him 

"Do you think the climate where 
you are going will agree with your 

"It wouldn't dare do otherwise." — 
Legion Weekly. 

A ring on the hand is worth two on 
the phone. — Wo-CoAla. News. 

- "Hello, is this you, Doctor!" 

"Yes," says Doctor. 

"My mother-in-law is at death's 
door, so come cay at once and help me 
pull her through." — Anon. 

Teacher: "What are the three 

words most frequently used in Eng- 

Mary: "I don't know." 

Teacher: "Correct." 

Seeing his mother nod pleasantly 
to the minister who went by, Archie 
inquired, "Who's that, mamma?" 

"That's the man who married me, 
dear," she replied. 

"Then if that's the man who mar- 
ried you," said Archie, "what's Pa 
doing at our house?" — Boston Tran- 

Customer: "Waiter, there's a splin- 
ter in the cottage cheese." 

Waiter: "What did you want, the 
whole cottage?" — Selected. 

Old lady (to man who had just had 
both legs amputated) : "How are you 
today, my good man?" 

"Oh, I guess I can't kick." — Wo-Co- 

"The cheek of that conductor! He 
glared at me as if I hadn't paid my 
fare ! " 

"And what did you do?" 
"I just glared back at him as if I 
had!" — Anon. 

Winkler: "How can I keep postage 
stamps from sticking together?" 

Blinkler: "Buy 'em one at a time!" 
— Judge. 

Officer. "Don't you know this is a 
one-way street?" 

Smith: "Well, officer, I' monly go- 
ing one way, ain't I?" — Babbler. 

Help! Help! 

What's the matter? The doctor is 
only going to operate on you for ap- 

No sah! No sah! I know dis doc- 
tor. He ain't gonna operate on me 
for no appendicitis. This operation's 
on me for revenge. 

He (bashfully) : "I — er — ahem — " 
She: "Well, would you like to join 
our sewing circle?" 

My girl is so up-to-date that when 
she heard about the New Testament 
she wouldn't even read the old any 
more. — The Babbler. 

It's too late to shut your mouth af- 
ter your false teeth have dropped out. 
— Anon. 

To be good is noble, but to teach 
others to be good is nobler — and less 
trouble. — Selected. 

The latest thing in men's clothes is 

Bob: "How can I cure a sleep- 
walking habit?" 

Doc: "By sprinkling tacks on the 

A man never gnows his real value 
una! he is sued for breach of prom- 

Father to daughter after receiving 
her report card: "If you had more 
spunk you would get better grades. 
Do you know what spunk is?" 

Frances L., with tears in hcl eyes, 
replies: "Yes. it is the past participle 
o; spank." 

He: 'Don't you think marriages are 
made in heaven?" 

She: "Well, if all men were as slow 
as you, they would have to be." 

Break, break, break, 

On the cold gray stones, O Sea! 
If you were to break forty times 

You wouldn't be as broke as me. 



I felt myself sink into the black, ug- 
ly earth. I grabbed at the space. Down, 
down, then a big jar. I opened my 
eyes on the other side of the world 
in a very strange city. The first thing 
my startled eyes caught sight of was 
the most beautiful girl I ever saw — 

she had a form like True's, beautiful 
coal black hair as curly as Dorothy 
Bear's, the baby blue eyes of Doro- 
thy Moltley, Helen Grey's well-shaped 
nose and the doll like mouth of Eliz- 
abeth Graves. Just by looking at her 
I believe she could almost be as 
sweet as "One Ibbie" — but 'twas a 

Mr. Orr in teaching his elementary 
education closs, told them that he 
thought "My Country 'Tis of Thee" 
was a good song to teach. 

Susie P.: "Oh, I think America 
would be much better." 

A German boy at school, out west, 
when called on recite his lesson in 
history, was asked: 

"What is the German diet com- 
posed of?" 

The boy replied: "Sourkrout, 
schnapps, and lager beer." The boy 
was promoted instantly. — Anon. 


We were all giad to have Annie 
Crossley with us iast Saturday. We 
have missed her while she has been 
teaching in Columbiana. 

Mariam Ernst will have as/ her 
j guest this week-end Josephine Davis, 
'of P'vminghtw. • 

Martha W^oplley, of Selma, was the 
guest of Stella Bowline last wee'k-end. 

Catherine Ortmann entertained us 
with an Easter egg hunt last Sunday. 
We all forgot that we were "digni- 
fied" college girls, and enjoyed the 
hunt to the fullest extent. 

She: "Speaking of love; isn't it 
He: "Have you ever been in love?" 
She: "That's why business!" 
He: "Well, how's business?" 

The Dumdora Thinks 

A mascot is something to sleep on. 
An itching palm is a tropical plant. 
Hyacinth is a French intoxicant. 
A mariner is a man who ties matri- 
monial knots. 

— The Purple Tornado. 


"Bridget, why did you let that po- 
liceman kiss you?" 

"It's again th' law to resist an of- 
ficer, ma'em." — Anon. 


The other night in one of the Ram- 
sey Hall parlors (oh yes, dreams have 
no regard for time), two couples sat, 
each attempting to burn a bit more 
midnight oil than the other. The cou- 
ples were Alice Barganier and Alvin 
Lefkovitz, and — Mrs. Heatfield and a 
wealthy New York banker. To make 
x long story short, at his departure 
the wealthy banker's car lights re- 
fused to work, but it didn't make any 
difference — he didn't need them. 

She: "A hasty remark sometimes 
gets a man in trouble." 

He: "Yes, especially at a an auc- 

Old-Time "Handout" 

In the older days in England judges 
were forbidden to wear gloves on I he 
bench fur fear of bribes being dropped 
into Ihpin, Hence the custom of pre 
sentinz ;i judw yvitji ii puir of while 
gloves when he has no c.tses to Irji ill 

The Zeta Pi Delta Club takes pleas- 
ure in announcing the following offi- 
cers: President, Mary Noble; vice 
president, Gladys Waldrop; secretary, 
Lucile S'nellgrove; treasurer, Irma 

Miss Edith Rowe, of Birmingham, 
was the guest of Miss Elizabeth Tay- 
lor Easter week. 

Miss Julia Riddle, of Gadsden, a for- 
mer student of this school, spent the 
week-end with friends here. 

Misses Pauline and Ivie Pearl Raye, 
of Birmingham, were the guests of 
Miss Laura Johnson this week-end. 

Mr. and Mrs. Langston McCauley 
and Mrs. G. T. Wofford were the 
guests of Miss Lucy McCauley Friday. 

Mr. Hugh Reed spent a day at the 
college last week with his daughter, 
Miss Kathleen McCorwick. 

Miss Mildred Vardamer, from Syla- 
cauga, was the guest of Miss Mary 
Riley last week. 

Miss Mable Keller was the guest of 
her sister, Miss Elizabeth Keller. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strand and 
Mrs. Helen Strand motored from Un- 
ion Springs Saturday to see Miss Julia 

Miss Dorothy Williams spent last 
week-end with friends in Wilton. 

Miss Mildred Gwin is spending the 
week-end in Gadsden. 

ger. We are very sorry that she will 
not be able to return to school in a 
week or more. 

FAYE COTNEY, Reporter. 


Mr. Hugh Reed, of Center, Ala., 
was in Montevallo Monday as the 
guest of his daughter, Kathleen Mc- 

, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Cardur motored 
down Sunday afternoon to see their 
daughter, Ruth. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Wood, Miss 
Evelyn Wood, Mr. Bradford Wood, Jr., 
and Mr. Sherfield Owen, of Tusca- 
loosa, were the guests of Dr. Palmer 
and friends Saturday night and Sun- 
day. We hope to have Evelyn as a 
student of Alabama College next year. 

Mr. Franklin Coleman, who is now 
a student at the University, spent the 
week-end with his sister. 

Misses Frances Seldon and Winfred 
Castleman were in Greensboro with 
their families during Easter week. 

Miss Lucille Nelson was in Birming- 
ham the first of the week. This last 
bit of news might well be put in Se- 


Newersinger as chaperone, tramped 
out to Big Springs at five o'clock and 
cooked breakfast. Everybody can eat 
bacon and eggs when they are cooked 
on a camp fire even though they are 
scorned in the dining room, and 
everyone enjoyed the beakfast to the 1 
fullest extent. 

We also found that we have some 
very efficient campers in our crowd. 

Of course we were back in time for 
Sunday school with a unanimous vote 
to go again soon. 

We congratulate Gertrude Broad- 
way on having been elected as secre- 
tary to the President's Council. 


The Costalians have been quite 
blessed with visitors lately. 

Sunday, April 12, Mr. and Mrs. Ben 
Perry and family. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Morton and Al- 
bert Morton, all of Bessemer, came 

Thursday of the same week, Mrs. 
Frank Stevens, Mrs. George Wofford, 
Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCalley and Mr. 
and Mrs. Langston McCalley, of Bir- 
mingham were here. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strand and Miss 
Helen Strand, of Union Springs, were 
also visitors here this week. 

At a recent meeting the following 
officers were elected for the coming 
year: President, Rella Rudolph; vice 
president, Fannie Jo Scott; secretary, 
Fannie Morton; treasurer, Rosa Perry. 



Miss Kathleen Chester had as her 
guest for faster her mother, Mrs. O. 
J. Chester, of Camp Hill, Ala. 

At the regular business meeting 
Saturday night, April 4, the new of- 
ficers for the club were elected: 
President, Vivian Letson; vice-presi- 
dent, Helen Bishop; secretary and 
treasurer, Vivian Alford. 

Miss Vician Alford had as her guest 
for Easter Mr. Ray Singleton, of 



Miss Helen Chancelor is looking 
forward to having her father and moth- 
er with her on Sunday, April 19. 

Misses Jimmy Nell Branyon, Mabel 
Mayfield and Gertrude Patterson spent 
Easter Sunday at their homes in Fay- 


Camp Breakfast 

Sunday morning the members of the 
club, with Miss McKnight as their 
guest and Miss McMichiel and Miss 

Miss Dorothy Griffith, of Hartselle, 
and Miss Beatrice Black, of Birming- 
ham, spent Easter with Lillian Prout. 

A bunch of jolly girls numbering 
27 packed up their troubles in the 
old kit bags and left for Spring Creek 
Cottage April 11 to enjoy a camp 
over Saturday and Sunday. Sports 
as swimming and hiking were en- 
joyed immensely, but the sport near- 
est our hearts and ? was the old 
favorite sport of eating. This we did 
to the nth degree of perfection. 

The spooky location of the cottage 
with our keen imagination gave us 
the desired thrills over the stories of 
haunted sprites. We reached the dor- 
mitory as healthy and as safe as we 
left it. due to the good care of Misses 
Newsinger, Glover and Gibbs. 

There's no need to say that the pool 
is at last open for good news travels 
fast. Most of the talk around the 
campus this week has been on the 
same subject, "Come on in, the wat- 
er's fine!" and it is. Work has al- 
ready begun on Red Cross Tests. Cap- 
tain Yates, who comes every spring 
to give instruction and tests, un- 
luckily has come too early to give us 
a chance for much practice. We ex- 
pect to have many new members for 
the Life Saving Corps. 

Also, we have heard it whispered 
that perhaps there will be a swim- 
ming contest this year. There's noth- 
ing definite yet, but a little practice 
will be good for all of us, so let's at 
least begin to get ready, in case we 
should have a chance. 







Fire-Fighting Aid 

During many great fires, fire-fighting 
equipment from neighboring cities has 
proved useless because the threads in 
the hose couplings did not fit the local 
hydrants. In order to remedy this, the 
Cnited States bureau of standards has 
perfected n set of tools enabling new- 
threads to be cut <>n the spot. Fire de- 
partments in many large cities now 
are being equipped with these.— Popu- 
lar Science Monthlv. 




■•Wheeler, Students 
Get the best Positions- 

Call orWrile For FreeCalalosiue, 


The officers of the Aleph Sadh? 
Club for the coming year are: Presi- 
dent, Nellie White; vice-president. 
Leita Orr: secretary, Eloise Harmon; 
treasurer, Verdie Strickland; artist, 
Ibbie Jones. 

Our president, Nellie White, will 
leave Sunday, April 19, for Colum- 
biana where she will do practice 
teaching. She will be gone all of the 
following month. 

Bernice Green, one of our pledges, 
(eft for Birmingham Saturday, April 
18. to have an operation on her fin- 



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Vol. 2. 






5 a 
o w 

ith i 

Ibbie Jones, member of the Sopho- 
Q S- lore Class, and one of the best and 
nest students in Alabama College 
as signally honored when the stu- 
ent body voted to back her in the 
bntest being put on by the town mer- 
nts. The winner in the contest 
ill be given a trip to New York, 
Washington, Niagara and other points 
ast during the latter part of July, 
11 expenses to be paid by the mer- 
hants entering the contest. 
Rules for the contest indicate that 
ny girl can enter and be a candidate 
3r the trip. The winner will be de- 
ermined by the votes cast, the girl 
eceiving the largest number winning 
tie trip. Votes are given with pur- 
hases made from either of the five 
The manner in which the college 
tudents shiuld go into the contest was 
eft open to the student body. When 
t votes to nominate and support one 
;irl for the trip it was considered a 
ignal honor to the girl who should 
thus be selected. Miss Jones was 
sleeted by an overwhelming vote, and 
the entire student body pledged its 
support in doing everything possible 
toward securing the trip for Miss 

Wctt iVlaltamtau 


NO. 11. 


On Saturday evening, April 25, the 
members of the Beta Sigma Delta 
Club unanimously and officially re- 
named their club "The Ramsay Club." 
The idea has been pending for some 
time, but it was only after conculta- 
tions with Dr. Palmer, Dean Carmi- 
chael and Mr. Ramsay himself that 
the decision was reached. The mem- 
bers deem it a glorious privilege to 
take the name of so generous a bene- 
factor as Erskine Ramsay. It is the 
earnest desire of the Ramsays to main- 
tain throughout their existence as un- 
blemished a name as his, for whom the 
club has been named. 


The Kaleidoscope presented by the 
Freshman class for the benefit of the 
Technala and the class treasury wa» 
an eminently successful performance 
and was witnessed by a large and ap- 
preciative audience. 

The performance was staged under 
the direction of members of the class, 
Miss Hook was official censor. 

A large number of students were in 
the performance and while nothing 
elaborate was attempted, the mem- 
bers of the class are gratified over the 
outcome, and they are very appreci- 
ative of the support of the student 



May Day from now on will be ob- 
served annually by the student body 
of Alabama College, if the success of 
this year's performance is any indica- 

The best of spirit and effort went 
into the making of the fete this year 
and the performance was a most qn- 
joyable one from the standpoint of 
both audience and actors. 

The performance for May, 1925, was 
most ebalorate, taken as a whole, but 
in comparison with many May Day 
festivals was very simple. It is be- 
lieved, however, that very few May 
Day festivals could be more beautiful 
and picturesque than that produced 
this year at Alabama College. 

Bystanders and the critical observ- 
ed that every detail was sensible and 
that as little expense as possible for 
the greatest beauty and appropriate- 
ness was made necessary by the per- 



Pictures of the May Festival, taken 
by Mrs. Yeager, photograph corre- 
spondent for the Birmingham News, 
were a feature of that paper Sunday, 
a number of attractive groups appear- 
ing in the gravure section. 

The queen's court was one of the 
most attractive the paper has ever 
shown, and appeared to advantage in 
the great daily paper. The court in- 
cluded the queen, train-bearers, pages, 
heralds and maids. The photograph 
of the dance of the nymphs was one 
of the most artistic on the page, while 
all the others were exceedingly at- 
tractive and held important places on 
the attractive page the Birmingham 
News used favoring the Alabama Col- 
lege May Day Festival. 







Officers for the Student Senate were 
elected at their next to the last meet- 
ing, at which time details for the com- 
plete organization of the Senate were 
divulged by the committee on organi- 
sation and proceedure. 

The following were elected: Vice 
president, Collie Roan; secretary, Rob- 
bie Andrews; treasurer, Lucy Wood 

The Senate's work has started un- 
der auspicious conditions and already 
several projects have been successful- 
ly undertaken — the May Day fete and 
Capsule Week being probably more 
outstanding and better known. The 
Alabama College Senators are expect- 
ing to make great strides of progress 
and advancement under the capable 
assistance and direction of the offi- 
cers chosen to assist their president, 
Hazel Black. 



Hazel Black, Anne Long and Helen 
Hagood, students of Alabama College, 
have been selected by the Employment 
Bureau of Blue Ridge Association of 
the Southern Y. M. C. A., to be em- 
ployes on the conference grounds at 
Blue Ridge during the summer of 

Each summer a large number of col- 
lege boys and girls from Southern 
schools are employed on the confer- 
ence grounds. A wholesome, enoya- 
nle and profitable summer is assured 
them and they have the privilege of 
attending the conferences and hearing 
nationally known speakers on subjects 
pertaining to many phases of life. 

It comes as a distinct honor to both 
Alabama College and the students se- 
lected that their applications have 
been accepted and that they will be 
enabled to spend a summer at Blue 

Cure of Evil 

In the history of man it has been 
Very generally the case that when 
•vils have grown insufferable they 
have touched the point of cure. — E. H. 

The first annual May Day Festival 
he 12 connect'' "*) wit^ th a «««t an- 
nual Music Festival of Alabama Col- 
lege, and observed under the auspices 

of the Student Senate, wbrking with 
Miss Lucyle Hook, Miss Rebecca Funk 
and Mr. Frank E. Marsh, Jr., was a 
most notable success. 

Great and wide-spread interest had 
centered around the May fete for 
weeks, and much suspense had been 
around in the selection fo May Queen. 

All students of the school were in 
the processional which was as follows: 
The queen and her attendants; Prin- 
cess Senior; Class of 1925; Princess 
Junior; Class of 1926; Princess Sopho- 
more; Class of 1927; Princess Frash- 
man; Class of 1928; Dancers. 

Lucy May, of the class of 1925, was 
May Queen, she having been chosen 
by popular ballot. She was regally 
beautiful in her gown of orchid satin, 
trimmed with pansies of purple and 
gold. The crown, emblematic of her 
supremacy on May Day, and placed 
on her head by Hazel Black, president 
of the Student Senate, was of purple 
and gold pansies. 

Mildred, of the House of Walker, 
was Princess Senior. She was attrac- 
tive in her gown of rose Georgette. 
Her throne, typical and emblamatic 
of the dignity of the mighty Senior, 
was royally attractive with the gor- 
geously colored gowns of the attend- 
ants to the princess. 

Hattie, of the House of Lyman, was 
Princess Junior. Her court with her 
attractive attendants and artistic 
throne was resplendant in blue and 
gold. As leader of the band of Jun- 
iors, not only on May Day, but as 
their president, she is truly beloved. 
Hattie's dress was a lovely creation 
of blue and gold changeable taffeta 
and her train was of gold and lace. 

Ibbie, of the House of Jones, was 
Princess Sophomore, and was as at- 
tractive as could be wished for in her 
gown of rose Georgette. Her attend- 
ants were dressed in sades of pink and 
green. Her throne was likewise deco- 
rated in pink and green and was con- 
sidered one of the most attractive. 

The Freshman throne, with Eliza- 
beth, of the House of Graves, as Prin- 
cess, was a latticed arch over which 
was twined golden flowers and green 
vines. The princess was robed in yel- 
low satin. 

Every princess had four attendants, 
and all her subjects who had ho spe- 
cial part in the festivities, were in 

The field on which the May Day 
festivities were held was in itself a 
thing of beauty on the day of the func- 
tions. People on all sides commented 
on the artistic arrangement and the 
simple beauty of the courts and 
thrones. The queen's throne held the 
center of attraction. It was lofty and 
beautiful, the many white steps out- 
lined by Dorothy Perkins roses and 
green vines accenting the regality of 
the golden chair for the queen. White 
lattice work on either sidp of the 


The bouquets used by the queen and 
the princesses on May Day were per- 
haps the most gorgeous assemblage 
of flowers seen at Montevallo for any 

Lucy I, of the House of May, wore 
a beautiful corsage of sweeaheart 
roses. All her attendants wore dainty 
corsages of roses and sweet peas. 

Mildred, of the House of Walker, 
senior princess, carried an exquisite 
bouqet of sweet peas in pastel shades. 

Hattie, of the House of Lyman, and 
princess of the Sophomore tribe, wore 
a corsage of roses that enhanced the 
simple dignity of her gown. 

Ibbie, of the House of Jones, be- 
loved Princess Sophomore, carried an 

Commencement week this year will 
be marked by a number of interesting 
features and entertainment, the play, 
"Prunella," taged by the Alabama 
Players, being one of the headline 
numbers of the week's program. Miss 
Lucyle Hook, head of the Department 
of Expression and Director of the Dra- 
matic Club, has picked the cast and is 
at work now on the production. 

The story is said to be a quaint and 
clever one, with an old-fashioned set- 

Alice Mahler takes the leading role, 
that of Prunella, or Pieretta. Anne 
Jones assumes the role of Pierrot. 

A large cast is included, and much 
good talent has been secured for the 
action. Great expectations center 
around the production of "Prunella" 
by the Alabama Players and there is 
ample reason to believe that they will 
eclipse former productions. 

The play will be produced in the 
open air, just in front of the old site 
of the president's home. 

An elaborate production is contem- 
plated by the Alabama Players, and 
they are enthusiastic over it, and ex- 
pect to put it over without charge to 
the audience in the regular Alabama 
Players style. 

and roses, added !i touch of simple I Beauty roses. 

beauty to the throne. Princess Freshman, Elizabeth, of the 

Facing the throne' of the queen and ! House of Graves, carried a dainty arm 

situated in the corners of the field 
were the thrones o£ the princesses. 

The Senior throne was Oriental 
looking with its tapestry-like back- 
ground, and deep red aisle-way. The 
throne of the Junior Princess was in 
blue and above the chair was a huge 
star, the outer edges of which were 
outlined with pale pink rosebuds. The 
Sophomore throne was of rtazzling 
brilliance in its whiteness with pink 
and green decorations. Pink roses 
were here also used. 

The Freshman throne was a simple 
latticed archway, covered with honey- 
suckles, vines and yellow flowers. 

There were four May poles on the 
green, a May Day note added by 
their presence. 

Each class was responsible for the 
throne of the class princess. Bill 
Smith was chairman of arrangements 
for the throne of the queen. 

bouquet of yellow daisies. 

Just which were prettier would be 
a hard matter to decide, but every 
one agreed that the flowers were an 
outstanding feature of the beauty and 
charm of the affair. 

tiriuNS SUPhtifiL On m m\ 


Beginning with the second quarter 
of the present scholastic year the 
method of rating the Honor Roll is a 
little different from that formerly 

By the new method, adopted by the 
faculty and approved by the dean, an 

Lucy i, of the House of May, be- 
cause of her beauty, her charm, and 
genuine worth, and because she prov- 
ed the most beloved of her class, 
reigned supreme on May Day, and was 
accordingly crowned by Hazel Blach, 
the president of the senate of Ala- 
bama College. 

She ruled on her throne, to which 
she was transported in her chariot of 
May-time vines, with a poise that be- 
fitted one in her place, and all her 
subjects on the day of her supremacy 
were loyal to and happy for her in 
her elaborate position. 

It is considered fitting that Lucy I 
should have been chosen as queen. 
As a student of Alabama College she 
is beloved by all who know her, and 
who come in contact with her. 
She is one of the most valued stu- 

Light Much Cheaper Now 

Sinoe the development of electric en- 
orgy, light has steadily become cheap- 
er with thj result that light for house- 
bold purposes today is only about one- 
sixteenth as expensive as it was 4( 
years ago. This is one of the very few 
commodities, the cost of which ha! 
come down l.i recent years, tn 188" 
about 3.11". candlepower could bi 
bought for $1, but by 1023 51 woul< 
buy 10,200 candlepower. 

average of A must be made by a stu- 
dent in order that she may make first Aent g in the school, takes a high rank 

in scholarship and student activity, 
and is a girl with a real purpose and 

The queen was selected by the pop- 
ular vote of the student body. 
Her election to the position of queen 

RhaUow-Britliirtl people bow to 
clothes rather than the wearer. 


honor roll. Second honor roll students 
must average B in all their work. Here- 
tofore a first honor roll student could 
not make any grade below A; a second 
honor roll student could make no 
grade below B. By the new method 
a few more names are added to the 

Those girls making first honor roll 
for the second quarter are as follows: 
Robbie Andrews, Minnie Barnes, Iu- 
cile Bell, Mary Bradshaw, Estelle 1 
Broadway, Winifred Castleman, Mary j 
Evelyn Clark, Vivian Cobb, Patty Cole, 
Celia Cumbee, Edith Delchamps, Miri- 
am Gregg, Addie Lee, Alice Mahler, 
Ina Mae Malone, Lucy May, Katherine 
Morrison, Katherine Ortman 

is one of the highest compliments that 
could be paid her, since the student 
senate had urged that the girl se- 
lected be one who had meant most to 
the school, and who was most beloved 
personally by the student senate. 

her court. 

The dancers held the center of the 
stage after the crowning of the May 
Queen and graciously performed. A 
large number of college students took 
part. The dances of the season and 
the nymphs were the most artistic 
and most impressive but they were all 
good, and cleverly arranged. Much 
credit i s due the teachers of Physical 
Education for their untiring efforts 
and their willingness in arranging and 
directing the dance?. 

A large number of people from the 
town and cities of Alabama were pres- 
ent to witness the functions, and the 

Quarles, Willie Lee Reeves, Frances 
Rosenbeum, Mrs. Sharp, Grace Speaks, 
Helen Townsend, Genevieve Tuber- 
ville, Fay Turner, Mary Vinson, Em- 
ma Williams. 

Those making secctad honor roll 
are: Helen Allison, Marjorie Andrews, 
Mary Armstrong, Doherty Aycock, Ru- 
by Benton, Grace Black, Hazel Black, 
Jimmie Nell Branyon, Louise Brooks, 
Nell Browder, Bertha Mae Brumbelve, 
Mary Bryant, Wanda Burks, Lillou 
Burns, Laura Carmichael, Aurora Ca- 
tanzano, Joy Cawthon, Margaret Cole- 
man, Dorothy Crabtree, Frances 
Crump, Pauline Curry, Helen Davis, 
Ethel Drake, Phyllis Earle, Miriam Er- 
nest, Lauretta, Fortner, Una Franklin, 

Children of Hope 

In [li aising or loving a child, we love 
uni! praise not that which is, but that 
Alice | which we hope for. — Goethe. 

ceremonial was enjoyed by both stu- Gertruude Gaines, Helen George, Mil 
dents and visitors. idred Gilchrist, Lauryin Godbold, Mar- 

tha Grantham, Margaret Grayson, Mel- 
ba Griffin, Agnes Grimsley, AUene Le- 
croy, Frances Lofton, Florence Lon- 
don, Anne Long, Gladys Lumpkin, 
Gladys Martin, Margaret Neil, Bertha 
Northrup, Flossie Orr, Mildred Orr, 
Myrtle Plant, Sadie Pouncey, Susie 
Powers, Lillian Prout, Frances Rapo- 
port, Inez Ray, Collie Roan, Ernes- 
tine Robinson, Ethel Rogers, (Ruby 
Sanders, Fannie Jo Scott, Frances 
Selden, Evalie Singleton, Lucile Snell- 
grove, Gertrude Snyder, Mary Ellen 
Spinks, Joyce Stapler, Lucy Stevens, 
Agnes Stewart, Verdie Mae Strickland; 
Katherine Thomas, Carrie B. Thrae- 
ton, Julia Tuberville, Margaret Tysin- 
ger, Salena Wheat, Dorothy Williams, 
Annie Laurie Woods. 




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gazing. Special emphasis on compar- 
ative density of. lunar shadows. Study 
of lunar intoxication and its effects. 
Spring term only. 

digging. Deeails upon application. 

CHEMISTRY 666. Qualitative anal- 
ysis. Difference between methyl and 
ethyl. Laboratory fee, $8 per quart. 
Full year. 

choreon gymnastice. Theory and prac- 
tice of the grapevine. Capstone clinch, 
hebbie-jeebies and roll-your-own. Spe- 
cial laboratory work in January and 

CALORICS. Temperature analysis. 
Advanced students only. Both semes- 

MATHEMATICS 7-11. Calculation of 
probabilities. Study of cubes and ele- 
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riable. Both semesters. 

modern school of jazz as emexplified 
by Watson's, Francis Craig, Capstone 
Serenaders. Both semesters. 

FINE ARTS. Application of cosme- 
tics. Principles of drapery and sarto- 
rial revelations. Both semesters. 

Current Periodicals. "True Confes- 
sions," "La Vie Parisienne," "Shock- 
ing Stories" and "Terrible Tales" 
studied and discussed both semesters. 

CAMPUS ENGLISH. As she spoke. 
Taught by direct method. Native in- 
structors, for purely cultural course. 
Text-books are COLLEGE HUMOR and 
THE PLASTIC AGE. Both semesters. 

social rating. Development of a line. 
How to utter idotic inanities. Fresh- 
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CAMPUS COURSE. Embraces a 
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Given both semesters, with special lab- 
oratory work at summer sessions. 

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Found — on the front steps, Sunday 
morning, one wounded hair net and 
three lone hair pins. The Saturday 
night dates were Alice Benton, Helen 
Gray McNeill and Mary Bradshaw. 

Titan's lost color has been at last 
duplicated. All those desiring red 
locks, apply to Miss. Robbie Mae Al- 
len, room 328. 

Robbery! Help! Help! Miss Luke 
McCalley has recently been convicted 

of robbing the cradle. The victim is 
Billy Gwin. 

Dr. Peck has stopped the work on 
Ramsay Hall to build a new wing on 
the infirmary, and a score of stretch- 
ers from Selma have been ordered to 
care for Anna Murphree's victims. The 
casualty is as follows: Robbie Allen, 
jack-knifed in the eye; Elizabeth 
Granberry, jelly glassed in the chin; 
Rosa Perry, chaired in the cranium. 



— : I have a problem of 

etiquette to ask you: If there is com- 
pany in the room and there is no 
chewing gum to pass around, could I 
pick up the old wad I had previously 
stuck on the clock and chew it with- 
out breaking a rule of etiquette. — 
K. V. 

Dear little K. V.: Your problem has 
many answers. I should say if the 
wad of gum is sufficiently large, you 
would be correct in dividing it among 
your friends. If not, advance to the 
dresser stealthily, as if to powder 
your nose, and when your visitors are 
not looking, insert it into your mouth 
very quickly. 

Twas a cloudy day for the Beta Sigs, 

They'd traveled hard and long, 
But they hadn't worked without a 

And many a happy song. 

Sometimes it seemed that they worked 
in vain, 

Sometimes they grew tired and 

And the sun, when it shone, wouldn't 
shine very long, 
And some days seemed bare and 

But one day Dame Fate smiled down 
on their band, 
And set them on the road to fame, 
She led ERSKINE RAMSAY across 
their path, 
Who gave them his widely known 

No longer do the clouds hang over 
their heads, 
Nor the days seem bare and cold 
But they can face the world and look 
it straight in the eye, 
Because they have a name that will 

Who does not know Erskine Ramsay? 

Who has given us "Ramsay Hall," 
Who will e'er cease to thank him 

For the good he has done for us all. 

So the Beta Sigs who have adopted 
his name 
(And now they're the "Ramsay 

They'll try to show him in every way 
The extent of their honor and love. 

So here's to you, Erskine Ramsay, the 

friend of us all, 
We are working in every way 
To show how proud the Beta Sigs are 
To become your namesake today! 

— Kathleen Chester. 

Opinions May Differ 

as to Practical Sex 

A he-man, as everybody knows, is a. 
Stern and hard-boiled creature with 
one eye on the main chance and a sys- 
tem wholly free of sentimentalism.; 
Hear him as he holds forth concern- 
ng matrimony: "I don't care what 
people say about her, and I don't care 
what her people may be. The people 
who criticize her are home-made liars, 
and she isn't responsible for her fam 
ily. She is good and sweet, and I'm 
going to marry her and be good to 
her." That was the hard-boiled chap' 
signing off. 

The women, as everybody knows, 
are gentle and impractical creatures 
who »earn for love and nothing moreJ 
Give them a promise of devotion and; 
the simple creatures will follow onei 
to the end of the earth. 

Hear one of their number speaking: 
in confidence concerning the great ad- 
venture : 

"I just dot-'t know what to do," says, 
she. "I'm going to get married, be- 
cause I want a home and somebody to^ 
care for me; but I can't decide be- 
tween Jack and Bob. Jack is a dear, 
but if I marry him I'll have to live on 
the ranch, wholly out of touch with 
civilization. Bob is wonderful, too, 
and he lives in town and enjoys the 
things I enjoy. But he's poor, and 
we'd be cramped In some tiny apart- 
ment and I'd feel under obligation to 
keep my job and help pay expenses. 

"If Bob had Jack's money I'd marry 
him in a minute; and if Jack lived in, 
town, where I could keep in touch with 
mother and all of my friends, 1 
wouldn't ask for a better husband. 

"A girl has an awfully hard time. 
I'm getting wrinkles about my eyes 
right now, and I must decide to do 
something while I have a chance. It's 
just simply frightful to be in love this 
way and not know which one to take." 

Dear, trusting, unsophisticated crea- 
tures ; how sorely they need a strong 
and practical man to lean upon ! — Bal- 
timore Sun. 

Fixed Her Conscience 

"My conscience has been hurting mo 
all day," complained Helen the other 

"I was rushing up the elevated steps 
this morning, already ten minutes late 
to the office, when I saw ahead of me- 
an old, old woman laden with bundles 
and dragging a heavy suitcase. Slit 
took one step up, then lugged the f)ag 
up to the same step. On every step 
she repeated the performance, groan- 
ing arid sighing at the effort. 

"People were passing to one side ot 
her, but no one offered a lift. I passed 
callously with the rest of them, but tin 
sound of her groans has been haunting 
me all day. Tonight I picked up and 
returned a nickel another old wo/nan 
had dropped, so the weight on fey con- 
science has lightened somewhat."— 
Chicago Journal. 

Dollar Came Back 

In 1878 a Confederate veteran named 
Dobey left South Carolina for Tennes- 
see with his family. Ill fortune went 
with them for a while, for their home 
burned down and members of the fam- 
ily became ill, so that when the only 
money in their possession was an in- 
itialed silver dollar they parted with it 
reluctantly. Mr. Dobey goes on with 
the story: "Not a dollar has since 
fallen into my hands without my scru- 
tinizing it to discover those initials. A 
few days ago a man called to me on 
the street and said. 'Here is the dollar 
I owe you.' As was my custom for 40 
years, I looked for the initials, and to 
my great joy that dollar had the let- 
ters W. E. D. engraved on it." 

The Child in the Garden 

John Philip Sousn, celebrating his 
seventieth birthday, said in an inter- 
view in Chicago: 

"I have seen many changes, many 
improvements, in the course of my 
long and busy life. One change thai 
I hope still to see is the isbolitioE t-1 
child labor. 

"The defenders of child labor haven't 
a leg to stand bdl They only mutter 
something that sounds like 'unconsii- 
tutional.' Really, you know, they're 
worse than the child in the garden. 

"'Oh, you" bad, wicked, cruel boy!' 
his mother said to OiW i-hi'hl Ifi ifif 
garden. 'ilo\V could you have the 
heart to cut that poor caterpillar in 
two?' 7 

' "The child muttered : ' 
• •"Well, it — it looked so lonesome.' " 

First Woman Jurors 

The first grand jury which included 
members of the "weaker sex" was im- 
paneled at Laramie, Wyo., a little 
more than fifty-five years ago, March 
7, 1870. 

The territory of Wyoming was or- 
ganized in 1868 out of parts of Da- 
kota, Utah and Idaho, and one of the 
first official acts of the new territorial 
government was to grant women the 
.right to vote and hold public office. 
'Wyoming thus ranks as the first of 
the states to give full suffrage upon 
equal terms with men to the ladies. 

Colorado followed in 1893, Utah in 
1S96 and the same year Idaho. Wash- 
ington followed in 1910, California, 
Oregon, Arizona and Kansan in 1912, 
and New York in 1917. 

Ancient Fishponds > 

Most of us have fished, but usually: 
in streams or in rivers. Years ago! 
people used to fish a great deal in! 
ponds, and very often they made the! 
ponds in question. One of these ponds,) 
made hundreds of years ago by monks.j 
is the last remains of the farm of an' 
old monastery in Berkshire. It is bor- 
dered by yew trees (older than the, 
pond itself), the wood of which was 
excellent for making bows and arrows. 

And "indoor" fishpond was an idea 
used in Arbroath abbey, Scotland, be- 
fore the Reformation. The monk's, to 
insure their fish being 'fresh, built a 
large .tank with, blue tiles, so that the 
fish might be kept alive until, needed. 
Traces of this "fishpond" may still be 

Understudies Get Chance 

Understudies and supers are to have 
a great chance at the Vienna Burg 
theater. A performance of. Beaumar- 
chais' "Barber of Seville" will he 
given for charity in winch all the 
leading parts will be taken by persons 
who ordinarily play very secondary 
roles in which they seldom have more 
than a single line to speak, says a 
correspondent of the Philadelphia 
Public Ledger. 

Figaro, one of the chief parts in the] 
performance, will be taken by an ac- 
tor who never before has be-on In- 
trusted with more than one short sen- 
tence. Dramatic critics are disetiSsi.rg 
the performance with great eagerness 
and predicting that it may result in 
giving the Vienna stage a new star. 

Make Eyeglasses at Home 

Grinding lenses for eyeglasses at 
home without the aid of instruments 
of scientific precision, is a considerable 
industry among the Chinese in and 
around Soochow. It is estimated that 
in Soochow alone there are 1,000 
homes where grinding is done either 
us a main or part-time industry. It 
is only recently that glass lenses have 
>ecome popular in China, and then 
■nly in and around Shanghai. 

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By Ellie Dreyspring 

"Well, Ah can' help what folks 
say!" ejaculated Alfred Malory to his 
wife, "Ah reckons he ma own daddy! 
An' Ah reckons we's got to kit to 
town today! So what per gon' do?" 

"I runno, Alf," was the meek reply. 
"I reckons we mights well leave the 
children wid Uncle Ephrum as any- 
body else, but it do seem a shame for 
him to be so unbelievin' lak! Lord 
knows, Alf, I'm a God fearin' woman, 
I am, an' it do seem bad to leave us 
chillun wid a man whut don' believe 
in NO God, whatsonever!" 

"Well, Ah can' help that, Julliette!" 
Alf affirmed, "Do whut yer like!" 

And so it was that Alf hitched the 
old gray mule to the wagon and drove 
down to Ephriam Mallory's cabin in 
the rived bend. When at length they 
arrived, the old man greeted them 
with unusual warmth, and lifted the 
three shrinking pickaninnies down 
from the wagon to the ground. 

"To be sho, Ah'll keep 'em fer yer, 
jes' as long as yer laks!" he assured 
the parents warmly, "Taint no need 
to worry, none so long's their grand- 
daddy's got 'em!" 

"Thank yer, papa!" was the cherry 
. response from Alf, but Julliett said 
never a word, but kept her eyes on 
the three children who shrank so vis- 
ibly from their grandfather. 

For years he had lived in the bend, 
apart from his neighbors who looked 
upon him with horrified awe because 
he had never once "had religion" and 
he knew no God! For years, also, 
Brother Johnson had preached each 
Sunday at old Agosta to an eagerly 
excited congregation, but never once 
had Ephriam been among them. Once 
Brother Johnson had ventured down 
to his cabin to try to bring the black 
sheep into the fold, but he had soon 
left in utter dejection, and upon in- 
quiry from one of his fellow gamblers, 
Ephriam had confided: 

"Huh! Ah tol' him Ah ain' never 
seen no Lord preform no miracals! 
Not me! Ah says to him, 'Yer know, 
Samuel Johnson, my Emma tuk sick 
and all you Christians prayed over 
her an w'hut come of it? She died!' 
an' then Ah says to him again, 'Now, 
look at Pete and Alf. Whut yer gon' 
say 'bout ,dem? Ain't boff of dem 
powerful churchgoers? Well, yer see 
whut come of it, don't yer? They 
was boff throwed in jail fer corn 
licker makin' an' ain't Ah tendin' ma 
still right on?' Yes, sir! Tha's whut 
Ah said to him!" 

They had both laughed heartily, and 
rolled "the bones" with all the more 
vigor for their talk. 

Therefore it was no small wonder 
today that, as Alf and Julliett rode 
away towards town, the three small 
pickaninnies' big eyes grew even big- 
ger, that they huddled close together 
and shrank from their grandfather — 
this notorious unbeliever. 

"Well, now yer needn't be so frac- 
tious!" the old man announced at 
length, "Yo granddaddy ain' gon' hurt 
none o' yer, but if yer don' lak 'ciety, 
Ah ain' a-hinderin' yer!" And he 
strode off toward the river, where a 
tall mulatto stood regarding the rush 
of the angry, swollen waters. 

''Reckon it'll be risin' mo'?" he 
asked as Ephriam approached. 

"Well, now, Ah couldn' say," Eph- 
riam replied. "It do appear to be still 
risin', but this river is so fractious 
yer can' never tell." 

"Ain't yer scared?" his companion 
asked. "Yer better git down on them 
knees ob yourn and ax de Lord to 
protec' yer." 

"Who is you, nigger?' inquired 
Ephriam savagely, "askin' me to pray! 
Go' long an' pray an' shout an' holler 
all you wants to, but do deliver me!" 
He laughed contemptuously as he 
turned from his companion and strode 
back to his cabin, where the three 
children sat, now more at their ease. 

"We ain't scared of no river, is we?" 
he asked genially, and there was 
something so mellow in the voice and 
so kind in the eye that instinctively 
the children forgot their fear and ap- 
proached the old man by degrees. He 
took the two youngest on his knees 
and the oldest sat beside him while 
he' told long yarns of "Marse Tom" 
and "Slav'ry days," and soon all dis- 
trust was forgotten and implicit con- 
fidence took its place. 

Toward noon the muddy waters of 
the river began to increase in volume 
and violence, and long before night 
E'phriam's cabin was entirely sur- 
rounded by the rising river. 

"Well, now, Ah do wonder!" he 
ejaculater in bewilderment, "Ah ain' 
never seen dis river rise so powerful 
fast afore!" he continued to himself. 
"Ah ain' affeared fo' myself — Ah's 
stood it afore an' it ain' never done 
no harm wuth mentionin,' but dese 
po' chillun — honey, is y'all scared?' 
he added aloud to three pickaninnies 
who huddled together in a corner of 
the room. 

"Yas, sir," the oldest whimpered. 
Ephriam walked to the door. The 
muddy water was still rising, and lit- 
tle waves washed, now and again; 
against the doorstep. Ephriam looked 
in wonder at the water. He did not 
know that the great dams at Tallassee 
had broken and so he was puzzled by 
the rapid rise of the river, but he 
was calm and unafraid. He turned 
to the children. 

"Ah reckons we best go up in de 
lof,' honey," he announced, "dis here 
river is a-gainin' fas'!" 

So just before nightfall, he helped 
the three children into the dark loft 
of the cabin. 

Night came and without could be 
heard nothing but the slash of the 
water as it struck the house, for now 
it had reached, and even entered, the 
little room below. Finally, as the 
night wore on, the children fell asleep 
from utter exhaustion and Ephriam 
was left alone to watch and wait. He 
was surrounded by the darkness — 
darkness that seemed to shut him in 
and render him even more helpless 
than ever against the mighty waters 
which he could not see. Was the 
river rising? Was it falling? Would 
they be drowned there in the night? 
He could not tell. He could only sit 
and listen to the slish of the water 
around and below him and — wait — for 
what? He could not tell. 

Suddenly the even 'slish of the wat- 
ers was broken by the thud of some 
great object which shook the entire 
house! A tree, perhaps, or some 
great timber washed down by the 
river. Ephriam could hear the walls 
creak and feel them quivver. Then 
there came another thud. The house 
trembled, reeled and was slowly lifted 
from its foundations and borne down 
stream. Where would they land? 
What would become of them? 

Ephriam heard the second thud, felt 
the quivver and lurch and knew that 
they were being swept down stream 
to destruction. He glanced at the 
three sleeping children and for a mo- 
ment fear gripped his heart. 

"Oh! Gawd in Heahen!" he cried 
aloud, "Save me, Jesus!" and there in 
the darkness he, who professed to 
know no God, fell upon his withered 
knees and implored the Heavenly 

Father — the God whom he had de- 
nounced so often — to deliver him. 
Just as he finished his prayer he 
heard a thud. This time on the down 
stream side. The house quivered, 
reeled and, this time, stopped stock 
there in midstream. 

'Gawd be praised!" cried Ephriam 
as he eagerly tore a small hole in the 
roof, through which he could see that 
a great oak, with its head barely vis- 
ible above the water, had caught and 
help his house securely there, and 
then, over the great expanse of water, 
he saw coming, apparently from out 
of the rising sun, "Marse Tom's" 
grandson, in a bateau to rescue them. 

"Oh! Gawd in Heben!" he cried 
again, stretching his arms to the 
clear blue heavens above. "Gawd in 
Heben! You sho saved me dis day!" 
And then, as the eldest of the chil- 
dren awoke from a troubled sleep, 
he saw the "unbeliever" fall upon his 
worn knees and pour forth a thanks- 
giving to God, which even Brother 
Johnson might have envied. 


Elm.?. O'Neill 

"Oh! Kat, we're nearly there!" 
Blanche Trcnio;-t screamed as the 
train whistle blew for Ell wood Station 
near the country home of the Tre- 
monts. Katherine Esterbrooke's heart 
began to beat madly. She had never 
seen Blanche so excited unless it was 
over some new experiment in indus- 
trial chemistry at Trenton College 
Yet her friend's thrill over going home 
for Easter could not lend itself to the 
visitor. Katherine was frightened 
and the pulse beat fiercely in her 
throat. She had heard so many tales 
about the trembling North Room of 
the old Tremont house. Not this ter- 
rible pang of fear struck her almost 
dumb. Forty minutes later in the 
family car driven by a negro by, they 
came in sight of the antique Tremont 
home. It seemed at once a beautiful 
home became dilapidated through 
years of neglect, and from all Blanche 
had said she realized that lack of 
funds must have caused it. 

Blanche's fears were almost dis- 
pelled by the truly Southern hospi- 
tality which greeted her in the once- 
rich household. 

"Katherine, my dear, I am going to 
put you in the North Room, because 
it has the prettiest view," declared 
Mrs. Tremont sweetly. 

"I — I am sure I shall like it," stam- 
mered Katherine, benumbed in every 
limb with fright. 

The mystery room was discovered 
to be very beautifully furnished and 
draped. Katherine saw nothing in its 
exquisite softness to arouse dread. 
Turning out the light at 10:30 that 
night she dived into the clean, snug 
bed and drew the covers protectingly 
about her head. The mantle clock 
chimed twelve, and Katherine sleep- 
ing restlessly found herself staring 
wakefully into the darkness. She 
thought she heard a sound in the hall- 
way; as a minute passed she dis- 
cerned the swish of a skirt in front 
of her room. The owner paused and 
leaned heavily on her door. Kath- 
erine was by this time wide awake 
and she sat up in bed ready to go to 
the door to see if she was wanted; 
then the person moved down the hall. 
Two minutes, or about, later the 
North Room began to vibrate faintly; 
it increased until every article in the 
room trembled like a great cold mon- 
ster. Katherine petrified into silence 
sat up bold in bed gripping her pil- 
low. She was hardly conscious when 
the trembling ceased. She came to 

herself only to hear the swish again 
in the hallway. 

The next morning she resolved to 
disclose her night's experience to the 
family, but on seeing their smiling 
faces at the breakfast table she could 
not speak of it. 

The day was pleasantly spent on 
the tennis court, and only with the 
descending sun did Kitherine remem- 
ber the night before. First she 
thought she would ask for another 
room, but on second thought she re- 
solved to solve the mystery herself. 

Katherine did not sleep that night 
when she put out her light. She 
waited. The clock struck 12 but the 
silence remained unbroken. The suc- 
ceeding minutes seemed like years to 
the young college girl. Suddenly she 
became alert. She heard a skirt rust- 
ling. Someone stopped in front of her 
door, paused and proceeded down the 
corridor. Katherine crept to the door, 
opened it softly and looked out. At 
the extremity of the hall she saw a 
trap door just coming into place. She 
walked down the hall silently but rap- 
idly and after a search of several 
moments found the button. Slowly 
she let herself down into a dark, 
clammy channel. Grasping in the 
dark she came suddenly on a door. 
A fear rose in her breast. Should 
she open the door? Almost uncon- 
sciously she found herself opening the 
door. The strange light at first 
blinded her. The objects revealed 
themselves slowly. In the corner of 
the room stood — Blanche Tremont op- 
erating a peculiar electrical vibrator. 
When she saw Katherine she 

"Kat, how did you— what are you 
doing down here!" 

Katherine was too astonished to 
speak. She had expected to find a 
gang of rogues ready to strangle her 
and not Blanche. The stupefied Kath- 
erine allowed Blanche to lead her to 
a window seat. 

"Kat, it's been my secret for a long 
long time. I have told no one but 
mother. Everybody would have 
laughed at me. You see, it has been 
my one passion since studying indus- 
trial chemistry to perfect an electri- 
i cal vibrator which if perfected will 
restore the heart beat of persons near 
the door of death." 

Blanche, you are noble. Can you 
ever forgive my moment's doubt?" "I 
have nothing to forgive, Kat. You 
could not help questioning men. The 
North Room vibrates only because it 
is just above this room. I did not 
know the current was strong enough 
last night to make the room you oc- 
cupied tremble." 

Blanche's face drooped. "Money 
alone prevents my completing it." 

"Blanche, darling, listen; would you 
let me lend you the money? You 
can repay me any time. You can't 
refuse!" It will always remain your 

"You darling!" thrilled Blanche as 
the girls clasped each other. 


I cannot control my weary eyes 
As rain falls slowly by my window 

With a tired brain I lie and think 
That my life is all a failure— not a 
single gain. 

Oh! Rain, keep coming down, I like 
the sound, 
My soul with thought is crowded, 
I cannot sleep. 
If there were only some outlet for my 

But my eyes are hot and dry — I can- 
not even weep. 

Just the soft falling of that constant 

Has made me think as I have not 
thought in years. 
Each drop that falls by my window 

Sounds like an echo from my heart 
— a fallinf tear 

— Mabel Evans. 


Dedicated to Lula Hawkins and 

Mildred Walker ■ t . 
If I were a lovely flower, i 
The queen of a garden fair, I 
I would give it up in gladness 
To adorn your pretty hair. 

If I were a bird of the heavens 

The freest of all the free, 
I would give up all my freedom 

To singe in a cage for thee. 


If I were a high-born maiden, 
The haughtiest in the land, 

I know that my heart would be melted 
By the touch of your guiding hand. 

If I were a queen of the nations, 
I would share my glory with thee, 

For the greatest need of my people 
Would be your love and purity. 

—Irene Smith. 

P. D. D. Pendleton 



Barber Shop 

Helium Used as Starter 

Helium, the non-conibu°tible gas 
used in filling the lighter-than-air, 
craft, has found another use. It has 
I always been impossible on the Los An- 
geles to carry enough compressed air' 
intact for the purpose of "kicking! 
over" the engines in starting. Experi-; 
ments conducted at Lakehurst, the! 
naval air station, have developed the 
fact that this gas can be used cuccess- 
fully in starting the big motors of the 
<;raft. f 


Investment Certificates 

Issued in multiples 
of $100 to $5,000 
are — 


— Or Convertible 
Into Mortgages. 

Jemison & Co. 

Birmingham, Ala. 



Too 1 



Miss Stone (in Socioligy class) : 
"Why do you suppose there ars so 
many divorces today?" 

Edith Arnold: "Because there are 
so many marriages." 

I'd like to be a could-be 

If I couldn't be an are, 
For a could-be is a maybe 

With a chance of touching par. 
I'd rather be a has-been 

That a might-have-been by far, 
For a might-have-been has never been 

But a has-been was an are. 

— Exchange. 

Gladys H.: "I have such terrible 
shooting pains in my face." 

Br. Peck: " Itold you not to use 
so much powder." 

Country Boy (fresh from college): 
"Yes, dad, I broke my leg fighting for 
my Alma Mater." 

Dad: "Didn't I warn you not to play 
with the co eds?" : — Rammer-Jammer. 

Pearls come from oysters, but some 
girls get diamonds from nuts. — Judge. 

She: "What do you call it when 
two people are thinking of the same 
thing at the same time; mental telep- 

He: "Sometimes. Other times it's 
just plain embarrassment." — Yale Rec- 

"You know, every time I get on a 
ferry boat it makes me cross." — Se- 

Dr. Bacot: "Since we are rushed 
for time, I won't call the roll, but those 
absent please write your name on a 
slip of paper and give it to me when 

you pass out." 

"Well, I guess it's time for me to 
leave," said the tree as the Spring set 
in. — John's Hopkins Black and Blue 

"Woe is me," said the horse as he 
stopped. — Washington University 

True: "Did Lucile Nelson go out 
for athletics?" 

Margaret C; "No; for athletes." 

Helen D.: "Lillian and Mary played 
parlor tennis awhile ago." 

Ellen H.: "Why, what's that?" 

Helen: "Mary raised a racket when 
Lillian tore her hair net. 

She: "I love that little soda clerk. 
He can always raise a laugh." 

He: "Yes, he actually made a ba- 
nana split the other day." — Periscope. 

It's a wonderful thing for the women, 

The popular permanent wave, 
Now it's up to some struggling in- 

To get out a permanent shave. — 
Penn State Feath. 

Elizabeth E. : "Is Miss Tillman a 
trained nurse?" 

Majorie A.: "Yes, why?" 

Elizabeth: "Well, I'd like to see 
some of her tricks." 

Elma O.: "How old are you, Phoebe 

Phoebe Ann: "Five years old." 
Elma: "When will ylu be six?" 
Phoebe Anne : "My next borthday." 

Mr. Ward: "Why is it that you are 
always lat to my class?" 

Edith E. (breathlessly) : "I spraind- 
ed my ankle this morning and couldn't 
walk fast." 

Mr. Ward: "That's a lame excuse." 

the author." 

Prof.: "You barely passed last 

Mae; "I'm so glad — I love tight 
squeezes." — Anon. 

Mabel got her hair cut, 

Bob got sore; 
Now Mabel doesn't like her 

Bob any more. — DePaw Yellow 

"Mamma, what is an angel?" 
"An angel is one that flies." 
"Why, dad says his stenographer is 
an angel." 
"Yes, and she's going to fly, too." 


Miss Alice Lyman has returned 
the annual convention of the Federat- 
ed Clubs in Mobile, where she re- 
ceived much praise for her accom- 
plishments on the violin. 

Miss Florence Turo, of Birming- 
ham, was the week-end guest of Miss 
Prances Rapaport. 

Miss Gladys Huey is spending the 
week-end at home. 

Miss Lucille Snellgrave is spending 
a few days in Bessemer with Miss 
Helen Vietch. 


"Did you find good cooking in 
France, Ted?" 

"My dear girl, simply rippin' — best 
meals I ever drank." — Wampus. 

Gladys Huey was aroused Saturday 
night by the sound of an airplane, 
which she heard in her dream. Wrap- 
ping her negligee about her she rushed 
out to see it, only to discover that it 
was Lucy McCalley snoaring with her 


Here's to the little bug 

Who is now in a jug; 

He was once free 

But now you can see 

The girls in Biology eleven 

Each must have twenty-seven. 

The girls used to almost die 
When a bug they heard nigh; 
Now they jump for glee 
If a little bug they see, 
For it is each one's duty 
To find the bug of beauty. 

It was once a great delight 
To stay at town until night; 
But now one begins to frown 
If she is asked to go to town, 
And says she must have a bug 
To put in her Biology jug. 

— Marie Ham. 

She powders not, 

Neither does she paint; 
She is the gal 

Known as what ain't! —Rammer- 

Miss Lamar (to her History class): 
"Tomorrow we will take the life of 

F aimer Well Called 

"Indispensable Man" 

Now goes the husbandman forth in 
the chill dawn with renewed vigor in 
his gait. All winter he has labored, 
but not hurriedly, fixing his barns, cut- 
ting wood, pruning fruit trees and car- 
ing for his animals. On bad days he 
sat by the fire and turned things over 
in his mind — so many acres of wheat 
and so many acres of oats, this field 
for roots and that for corn. And you 
may be sure that he has also turned 
over the pages of many a catalogue 
longingly, wishing he could buy twice 
as many things as he can afford — the 
better to do his complicated job of 
feeding the urban multitudes. 

When the sun passes the meridian 
the farmer knows that his dawdling 
days are done; henceforth, for eight 
months he will be racing with the cal- 
endar, with frost, rain, hail, flood and 
the everlasting weed. Old Sol sends 
to the husbandman a challenge along 
with his blessing of fructifying heat. 
Giddap ! 

Ye city dwellers, reflect upon the 
manifold activities of this unknown 
friend of yours as he proceeds with 
the preparation of your next winter's 
dinners. Sap bucket in hand, he makes 
the rounds of his maple trees. Bring- 
ing the most progressive of his hens 
into a warm corner, he dusts her with 
antilouse powder and leaves her to her 
devotions. Then he sees to it that she 
has water and food during her setting- 
up exercises. Next, he gets the brooder 
ready for the day-old chicks he has or- 
dered. Presently, in a mad rush to 
finish a mean job before the ground 
thaws, he returns to Mother Earth the 
last of the accumulated fertilizer from 
the barnyard. Any number of things 
must be done before plowing, because 
thereafter every day will demand its 
meed of seeding, planting, harvesting, 
and animal tending. 

All this labor, all these chances of 
life and death, intervene between All 
Fools' day and Harvest Home. The 
farmer, facing the chill spring wind 
and the challenge of the climbing sun 
is the very embodiment of human per- 
sistence—the utterly indispensable 
man. — Boston Independent 

head caught between the bed posts. 

The other night Theressa Conaway 
was married to George Eliot's Adam 
Bede. The happy couple have sailed 
for Aldrich for their honeymoon. 




B. E. D. 

On April 25, the Beta Sigma Delta 
Club officially adopted the name 
"Ramsey Club" in honor of Mr. 
Erskine Ramsey. 

Mr. and Mrs. Long were the guests 
of their daughter, Mable Jean, last 

On the night of April 19 the club 
had a Japenese Tea for the honorary 
members, pledges and a few guests. 
The room was decorated in Japanese 
lanterns, umbrellas, crepe paper, pil- 
lows and flowers. For favors the 
guests were presented with chop 
sticks and miniature fans. 

Mr. Brownie Brown was the guest 
Sunday of Miss Margaret Gay. 

Miss Grace Chester is here visiting 
her sister, Katherine. 

The friends of Mrs. Lyn Williams 
(nee Julia Chester) will be glad to 
hear that she is doing nicely after 
her operation Tuesday for appendi- 


Misses Annie Holt and Mary Young 
spent last week-end at their home. 

Misses Grace, Hazel and Mildred 
Black had as their guest during the 
May festival, their aunt, Mrs. Price, 
and two pretty little cousins. 

The members and pledges had a 
most delightful time on their camp- 
ing trip last week-end. Seventeen of 
them accompanied by Miss Stone and 
Miss Tabor went out Saturday eve- 
ning on the bus. After the delightful 
task of cooking supper was over, the 
rest of the evening was passed mer- 
rily away by games and stories. The 
next morning, after being joined by 
Miss Decker, Miss Nancy Savage and 
several other members, the jolly 
crowd hiked to a nearby creek, where 
they spent a most delightful day 
cooking dinner, wading, swimming 
and exploring the woods. Late that 
evening all made their way back, 
very tired, but declaring that they 
had never had a more pleasant out- 

Ina Mae Malone spent last week- 
end at home in Anniston. 

Misses Mary Whatley and Jewel Par- 
rish, of Ashland, were guests last 
week of Miss Alice Alsobrooke. The 
visitors were delightfully entertained 
by their hostess at an elaborate feast. 

Mrs. M. T. Moody and small son, 
Mart, Jr. (Babe Ruth) pleasantly sur- 
prised their daughter and sister Eliza- 
abeth Moody, with a visit, which ex- 
tended over several days. 

Mrs. P. M. Mahler, of Loxley, ful- 
filled last week her two long-promised 
visit to her daughter, Alice. 

Miss Margaret Coleman visited Miss 
Elizabeth Donovan at the Tri Delta 
House of University from April 25 
through the 28th. 



The Alpha Pi Omega officers for 
the coming year are: President, Min- 
nie Barnes; vice-president, Catheryne 
Morrison; secretary, Mildred Young; 
treasurer, Catherine Ortmann. 

Miss Nina Fay Bonner is leaving 
this week for Columbiana, where she j 
will teach this month. 

.Miss Florence Smith will have her 
family for her guests this week-end. 

We are all glad to have Miss Annie 
Crossley back with us. She has been 
teaching in Columbiana. 

We had our most thrilling hike last 
Saturday when we hiked about two 
milss back of the Log Cabin. The 
evening was spent in wading, cooking 
supper and trying to decide on a name 
for our camp spot. "Struggle With 
the Dope" was at last decided on. 
What does this mean? Well, just ask 
one of us! After losing our way sev- 
eral times we arrived back at the col- 
lege, tired and happy. Our guests on 
the hike were Miss Ross, Miss Helen 
Davis and Miss Mary Kate Derby. 



Miss Florence Stevens was the 
guest of Lucy Stevens last week-end. 

Miss Rosa Perry and Anna Murphree 
will spend this week-end in Besse- 

Mrs. Hawkins, of Birmingham, was 
the guest of her daughter, Lulu Haw- 
kins, last week-end. 

The student body congratulates Mr. 
and Mrs. W. J. Kennedy on the arrival 
ol their first heir, a daughter. 

Mr. Hambaugh and Miss Madora 
Hambaugh, Helen Wright, Ninna S'to- 
vall and Florence Stevens motored 
from Birmingham Saturday to spend 
teh day with Miss Lucy Stevens. 

Mrs. .W. L. Wood, from Norwood, 
spent last week-end with her daugh- 
ter, Miss Oudia Wood. 

Mrs.N. I. Givin, Billy Givin, Miss 
Rosemary Sitz, Miss Martha Murphree 
and Mr. Roy Jacobs were guests of 
Miss Anna Murphree and Miss Mildred 
Givin last week-end. 

Mrs. Hugh Reed and children from 
Center spent last wee-end with Miss 
Kathleen McCormick. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Smith and Miss 
Anne Louise Smith, from Demopolis, 
were guests of Miss Florence Smith 
last week. 

Miss Una Franklin had as her guest 
from April 26 through May 4, Miss 
Christine Bomar, of Judson. 

Miss Verdice Gunn was pleasantly 
surprised Sunday by a visit from her 
brother Mr. Homer Gunn and friend, 
Mr. Ross Thomas, of Alexander City. 

Miss Nelle Tyus spent last week- 
end in Birmingham. 

The many friends of Miss Monk 
deeply sympathize with her because 
of her father's death. 

Million Dollar Campaign One Year 
OW, This Month 
jpfjF#ps s-, 

April 15 marked the first anniversary 
of the Montevallo Equipment Fund. 
Campaign. At the end of the first 
year of the campaign approximately 
$470,000 has been raised, with the re- 
sult that two buildings, a dormitory 
and president's home, are under con- 

These facts are a source of pride 
not only to Alabama College students 
but to all Alabama College supporters 
over the state. This is the first time 
in history that a state college for 
women has launched such a campaign, 
and there have been few colleges any- 
where realizing more immediate and 
gratifying results. 

Dean Carmichael, director of th6 
campaign, and his committee, have ex- 
pressed their belief that the unusual 
success of the campaign to date has 
been made possible by the part the 
Alabama College students played. Dean 
made the statement that had it not 
been for their enthusiasm and interest 
the whole project would have been a 
complete failure. He further said: 

"The college of the future will be 
grateful to the students of the present 
for their aid, but the work has only 
just begun. Other funds must be forth- 
coming, and every student of Ala- 
bama College should keep on the 
watch-out for those who can and those 
who would like to give to the cause of 
the young womanhood of Alabama. 
Not only may we assist in this way, 
but the great interest of thousands of 
citizens of Alabama in the college and 
in its future should bring to the minds 
and hearts of each student, faculty 
member and officer of the college the 
responsibility that he or she has of 
showing that the trust was well plac- 
ed; that the faith of the people of Ala- 
bama has not been misplaced." 




••wheeler, Students 
Get The best Positions- 


When Happy Faces Please 

It's not till one Is over titty linn one 
thanks heaven for every happy face 
ene sees. 

But They Never Do 

A literary critic may frequently 
spend considerable time writing on a 
new book, when he might better say, 
"It won't be worth while to read this. 



Strand Theater 


Vol. 2. 

MONTEVALLO, ALA., MAY 2 5, 1925 

No. 12 

Frank E. Marsh, Jr., has tendered 
his resignation as director of the 
school of music of Alabama College, 
and with his resignation comes a 
great disappointment to the student 
body. Mr. Marsh has resigned in or- 
der to pursue his musical studies in 
New York next year, and to be able 
to be with his father there. 

He has been affiliated with Ala- 
bama College as head of the School 
of Music for several years, and has 
contributed much to the upbuilding 
of Alabama College. 

He will be greatly missed in the 
institution next year if his resigna- 
tion is accepted by the authorities, 
and the school will assuredly feel his 
loss most keenly; He has ever been 
an aggressive and progressive mem- 
ber of the faculty and has had the 
best interests of the college at heart. 

The music school has grown rapidly 
and steadily under his direction and 
has taken its place as one of the best 
in the South. His plans for its fu- 
ture are ever developing and he has 
put more into the growth of the de- 
partment than most of the people con- 
nected with the college have yet real- 

He has been chiefly instrumental 
in bringing here the best perform- 
ances that have been here, and has 
sought to bring the best entertain- 
ments, performers and lecturers avail, 

He has directed a number of stu- 
dent performances. _ his operettas .^gv- 
ery year being one of the most eager- 
ly looked-forward to entertainments of 
the entire year. The things he puts 
on are always of the very highest 
standard, truly artistic, well directed, 
well-staged and well-received. 

He has been loyal in assisting with 
other performances than those in 
which he has a direct musical inter- 
est, and has proved a constant friend 
to those who try to "do" things here. 

Mr. Marsh will be sadly missed at 
Montevallo, but the entire student 
body wishes him the best of good 
fortune in his new locality, and his 
work, and wishes to assure him that 
they all realize and appreciate what 
he has meant to Alabama College. 
He has accomplished here what few 
anywhere have done, and the hearts 
■of all are with him. 



The Scribblers' Club of Alabama 
College, an organization by, for and 
of young literateurs of Alabama Col- 
lege, has taken a forward step in 
nHiking plans for the publication of 
a magazine at the end of the '25-'26 
session. In the magazine will appear 
all worth-while literature attempts of 
the members of the club, and prob- 
ably of leading literary students of 
the college who may not have mem- 
bership in the Scribblers Club. Plans 
as yet have not been definitely worked 
out, but the above is a fond dream 
of the club and they hope to put it 
over with the assurance that it will 
be an annual affair. 

The club plans a great year for 
1925-26, and is already formulating 
plans for forward strides. A number 
of interesting movements will be 
initiated and the members of the club 
are fervently enthusiastic that it will 
do much more during next year than 
it ever hoped to do in the past. 

Elma O'Neill has been appointed 
chairman of the program committee, 
Patty Cole and Bobbie Allen to serve 
with her. It will be their duty to 
see that some original work of a stu- 
dent is presented at each program. 
The best submitted in this way will 
be kept on file by the secretary of 
the club, and at the end of the year 
will be published in the Scribblers 
Club magazine. 

Plans for a tryout to be held next 
fall are also being considered, but 
they will probably be more definitely 
worked out in September. At pres- 
ent the club plans to extend member- 

to oalj. iiiuut »he otud'jnto IICai 

fall. They, so far as is presently 
known, may submit any production 
whic his supposed to represent their 

Announcements to these effects are 
hailed with delight by these students 
who are interested in things literary 
at Alabama College. It is a sure sign 
that someone is thinking creatively 
and that some students are interested 
in things which will eventually mean 
much to Alabama College in a lit- 
erary way. 


The Freshman Class coming in next 
year will De taken into custody by 
the Student Senate, by which organi- 
zation it will be trained into the real 
college atmosphere. The Student 
Senate in acting next year as Fresh- 
man Commission hopes to reach each 
incoming student and place her on a 
footing such as will insure her safe- 
ty in entering into the activities of 
college life. 

Each member of the Senate will 
be delegated five Freshmen, or such 
a number that every Freshman will 
have a Senate advisor. A week of in- 
tensive training will be undertaken 
and the Senator in charge of the small 
number of Freshmen will have as her 
duty the training of the new student 
in the regulations, precepas, and tra- 
ditions of the school. It is hoped in 
this way to give a more personal and 
vital training to the new girls than 
they could gain by being taught in 
mass meeting. One of the big items 
in the week's training will be the 
careful study of the hand-book. The 
Freshman examination which gives 
them membership in the Student Gov- 
ernment Association will probably be 
held in the same manner as formerly. 

This will be the first time in the 
histroy of the school that such a 
movement as the Freshman Commis- 
sion will be undertaken. It has been 
a long-felt need and there is no rea- 
son but to believe that it is a need 
which will be adequately filled by 
the student senate next fall. 





The posters appearing from time to 
time on the Student Senate bulletin 
board have attracted considerable no- 
tice, as it is hoped they should . A 
number of interesting ones have ap- 
peared and every few days clippings 
that are full of good thought and sug- 
gestions for the upbuilding of the 
spirit of a student body have been 
pinned up. The board is really an 
interesting one, and at most any time 
students nray be found reading the 
notices appearing there. The only 
criticism offered is that not all the 
students are interested in the board, 
and the notices which are pinned 
there. Projects attempted by the 
Senate are given notice there by 
means of posters, and the board con- 
stantly reminds the student body of 
what the Senate is attempting and 
trying to put over, and ever seeks to 
establish a firmer and sounder rela- 
tionship between the student body 
and the student government associa- 

Miss Josephine Davies, of Central 
Park, spent several days at the col- 
lege last week as the guest of Miss 
Miream Earnst. 

Wonder what being a big sister to 
some Freshman next year means to 
you? Does it mean anything now, or 
is it a thing you rather wait and 
think over after you see her in Sep- 
tember? When you think of how 
utterly lost you were during your first 
few days do you feel any desire to 
help a Freshman just as lost, to find 
herself? There will not be enough 
new girls for every old one to be 
given a little sister, and through mis- 
take, some of the new girls may not 
be given big sisters, so we are hop- 
ing that instead of feeling neglected 
yourselves, you will look for the 
Freshmen who seem deserted and do 
what you can to make them keep smil- 

We are trying a new plan this year. 
Each big sister is to have a little sis- 
ter of her own denomination. We 
hope that this will give all of us a 
good start on Sunday School and 
church attendance and help the little 
sisters begin to feel at home the first 
Sunday. It will be impossible to give 
everyone exactly the little sister she 
would choose for herself, but no mat- 
ter what she is like, it will be im- 
possible for you not to find something 
lovable about her. So if you are 
humane enough and know how to be 
a sympathetic big sister, please show 
it in September. 

The tennis tournament has been a 
great success and though some classes 
would have liked a different outcome, 
almost all are satisfied. 

The most surprising event of the 
singles was the final game. Two sis- 
ters, Tad and Tope Martin, so well 
known by every Montevallo girl, play- 
ed in the finals, and Tad won. 
Sighs for the Sophs and cheers for 
Tad, because it seemed a fit reward 
for her four years of work and play 

In the doubles, the Sophomores came 
out ahead, with Tope Martin and Es- 
telle Broadway winning over Helen 
Townsend and Hattie Lyman, their 
Junior opponents in the finals. 

As a result of this tournament, the 
Sophomore class stands one-half point 
ahead in the contest for the inter- 
class loving cup. 


The Alabamian, as the other organ- 
isms, biological and otherwise, will 
take a three-months' vacation' this 
summer, and will enjoy itself to the 
fullest, taking a real and much-needed 
rest. The best thing at all about it 
is the fact that it vacation begins 
sooner than does that of the student 
body. In fact, today is the last day 
the Alabamian will function for three 
long months. 

The Alabamian wishes each and 
every one of you a full and happy 
summer's vacation, and assures you 
that next September, when it comes 
back, it will be just as 'n'ewsy" and 
interesting as a college paper ever 
dared to be, and that it and the stu- 
dent body will work hand in hand for 
lots of wonderful things that have 
probably not yet ever been thought 
of. It's not "30," but "goodbye." 

Miss Alice Darwin spent last Sat- 
urday in Birmingham shopping. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. I. High and family, 
from Bessemer, were the guests of 
Miss Nell Browder. 

Miss Sarah Griffin is ill at the in- 
firmary with mumps. 

Mrs. Sumpter Cogswell, Mr. An- 
nesley De Garis, Mrs. C. B. Alverson 
and Mrs. W. C. Wheaty were the 
guests of Misses Mary and Elizabeth 
Cogswell for several days last week. 

Motto suggestions for Alabama Col- 
lege are being daily received by the 
Student Senate, and a number of good 
ones are receiving careful considera- 
tion on the part of the Eenate mem- 
bers before they are submitted to 
the student body for a final consid- 
eration and vote. 

The matter of the selection of a 
motto for Alabama College was taken 
up by the Senate at the very begin- 
ning of the organization, and both the 
president of the Senate and Dean Car- 
michael have given the matter care- 
ful thought and consideration. It was 
first planned to select the motto some 
time ago, but a number of pressing 
matters have come up from time to 
time, hindering the progress of so 
important a movement as the selec- 
tion of a motto which should fully 
represent Alabama College at its 
very best. When the matter was first 
taken into consideration and discus- 
sion, it was urged that it be not too 
hastily gone nito, for once a motto 
is chosen it is a lasting watchword of 
the college. Dean Carmichael is ex- 
pressing his views of the proposed 
project of selecting a motto, urged 
that something be adopted which 
might be attained as an ideal. He 
expressed the opinion that it should 
be more than words, and should be a 
phrase which would become so vital 
in the lives of Alabama College stu- 
dents that it would affect their col- 
lege lives, that they would come to 
strive to live by and up to it to the 
extent that an Alabama College girl 
would be known wherever she went. 
A motto which stands for the best, 
which will develop the best in the 
students of the institution, and which 
will reflect the true spirit of Ala- 
bama College girls, is' the motto 
sought for. 

Though quite a number of sugges- 
tions are coming in, the Senate is 
very eager that everyone contribute 
some suggestion. If one is not al- 
ready in mind, it would not be a bad 
idea to originate one. It would real- 
ly be best after all if the motto se- 
lected be one that springs from the 
hearts and minds of Alabama College 
students, instead of being one bor- 
rowed from another school or con- 
cern of any kind. 

The mottoes submitted by the stu- 
dents will be taken under considera- 
tion by the Senate Committee, and, 
after discussion in the regular meet- 
ing of the Senate, will be submitted 
to the student body, when the one 
best liked will be adopted as the mot- 
to for Alabama College, not only for 
next year, but for all time to come. 


Mrs. T. W. Palmer, wife of the 
president of Alabama College, at a 
recent meeting held by the state 
United Daughters of the Confederacy, 
was elected president of the state or- 
ganization for the ensuing year. The 
honor comes in due recognition of the 
services Mrs. Palmer has rendered 
the organization and of her ability as 
a real leader. She is valued as one 
of Alabama's leading club women, 
and she has long been identified with 
Women's Club work in Alabama. She 
has been president of the local chap- 
ter of the U. D. C. for 18 years, and 
at her resignation to accept the re- 
sponsibilities of her new and greater 
office, was elected honorary life pres- 

She has already entered upon the 
duties of her office as active presi- 
dent of the State TJ. D. C. One of her 
first acts was to call upon every loyal 
member of the U. D. C. in Alabama 
to pledge her support to the building 
of the monument being erected at 
Stone Mountain by the U. D. C. in 
memory of the valor of southern sol- 

Mrs. Palmer's photograph appeared 
in the Sunday, May 16, edition of the 
Birmingham Age-Herald, and warm 
press reports have been received as 
to her ability as a leader and her fit- 
ness for the office she has just as- 

It is with pride that students of 
Alabama College learn of the good 

fortune Mrs. : icr. Tli.j.--*r« • 
pleased at her wonderful success, and 

they are sure that the State U. D. C. 
will be proud of having elected h'er 
to the presidency. 



Perhaps it was beginner's luck, but 
however that may be, our first contest 
in swimming and diving has more 
than fulfilled expectations. We are all 
satisfied that the results will go down 
as school records. 

Aside from the inter-class contests 
there were various games, a tub race, 
an egg race and an illustration of Red 
Cross life-saving. 

The final points and the results of 
the different contests will be given in 
the next issue. It is known that the 
Sophomores won, with the Freshmen 
second. This means that the Sopho- 
more will win the class loving cup. 

Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Jordan, from 
Highland Home, visited their daugh- 
ter, Miss Sophie Jordan, Sunday. 

Mr. Hugh Reed, from Center, was 
the guest of Miss Kathleen McCor- 
mick, Sunday. 

Misses Ruby Belcher, Julie Word, 
Mary Crews, Ruth Hielman and Olivia 
Latham spent last week-end in Cen- 

Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Weishmieie 
and family were guests of Miss 
Louise Underwood, Sunday. 

Mrs. R. A. Gray and Miss Florence 
Deavers of Birmingham are the 
the guests of Miss Mary Dudley Grey, 

Beginning Sunday night, May 16, 
the programs at Y. W. C. A. are being 
led by the various classes of the 
school, the Freshman class having 
the first program on that night. Last 
night the Sophomores had charge. 
Next Sunday the Juniors, while the 
last Sunday of the year will be given 
over to the Seniors. 

The programs so far have been of 
the highest type, unusually interest- 
ing and well planned, and have been 
drawing good crowds. 

The ones which are to follow are 
eagerly anticipated and it is expected 
that they will be eagerly and enthu- 
siastically received by the members 
of the Young Women's Christian As- 
sociation of Alabama College. 


The Fashion Show held in the 
Chapel Wednesday night by New Wil- 
liams of Birmingham was a success- 
ful affair, both from a financial 
standpoint and a stanwpoint of inter- 
est on the part of the students. 

Many beautiful dresses were dis- 
played and the affair was quite a 
pleasing one to those interested in 
beautiful clothes. 

The famous Band Box Chorus of 
the Freshman Class, organized and 
popularized by the Kaleidoscope, was 
a big "hit" of the affair. They sang 
a number of clever songs and as thor- 
oughly delighted their audience as 
they did on the night of their initial 

The Fashion Show was held for the 
benefit of the Technala, College An- 
nual. It was one of the most success- 
ful affairs of its kind put on here, 
and New Williams received much 
praise on behalf of their beautiful se- 

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Vietch were 
guests of Miss Helen Vieth, Sunday. 

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Senate Archives Interesting Note 

The Student Senate of Alabama Col- 
lege has formulated plans for the 
keeping of a Senate Scrapbook in 
which all press notices and photo- 
graphs relating in anyway to the Sen- 
ate will be preserved. 

The book used will be one on the 
order of the Alabama College Scrap- 
book, black with the Alabama seal in 
purple and gold, and with the word 
Senate in gold letters. So far the 
Senate has kept track through the 
secretary, of the notices of its work 
and organization, as they have ap- 
peared from time to time in daily 
newspapers of Alabama and in the 
Alabamian. A big contribution for 
the beginning of the scrapbook are 
the pictures concerning May Day ap- 
pearing in the gravure section of the 
Birmingham News. 

In this way a real record of the 
activities of the organization can be 
kept and students may keep in direct 
touch with what is going on. The 
activities of the college today will be 
of interest to the students of the col- 
lege years hence, and they can know 
just exactly what is being done to- 
' day. If in the future another May 
Queen whose name is Lucy is elect- 
ed, she will be called Lucy II. Then 
if later another by the same name is 
elected the record kept will show just 
what her title is to be. In just the 
same way, if one named Mildred is 
elected Princess Senior, she will be 
titled Mildred II, but should a fresh- 
man named Mildred be elected her 
title would be Mildred I, because 
none of her predecessors have been 
so named. 

The Senate has professed a great 
interest in the planning of the scrap 
book, and it is felt sure that they 
will hail with delight every privilege 
of adding interesting material to the 
scrap book. It may not mean so much 
to the students of Montevallo at the 
present time, but is believed it will 
be a Senate treasure in years to 



Olivia Brock 

The pleasure of cutting things may 
be truely expressed in the superlative 
degree. A pair of scissors or a knife 
is necessary for everyone's happiness. 
These tools, of art a well as pleasure, 
summon up the traits in a child that 
will develop and show genius. What 
man is not happy when he has 
reached his goal through pure out- 
bursts of genius? 

You first experience the pleasure 
as a baby. Such indescribable joy 
you have had cutting out the large, 
bright colored ladies from mother's 
latest fashion books! The scissors 
were very large and hard to manage, 
but, oh, that feeling of accomplish- 
ment, when you first cut a paper lady 
without slicing her. Then, too, you 
enjoyed just cutting the paper into 
different shapes. 

Perhaps the greatest pleasure came 
at the "age of chipping." You either 
got the knife on your birthday or 
slipped it from the kitchn whn cook 
was not looking. The first victim 
of your earnest endeavors was fath- 
er's old arm chair. At the corners 
of this old chair the wood did not 
look very smooth. Maybe the people 
at the factory forgot about those cor- 
ners. Anyway, it would not do any 
harm to smoot hthem down. Very 

By Mabel Evans 
(Dedicated to Dr. T. W. Palmer) 

The whole philosophy of education 
is founded on three ideals: that is, 
the past, present and future. The 
achievement of the human race in its 
laborious march toward a more. per- 
fect civilization has been through the 
development of one, two or perhaps 
all three of the ideals. 

By far the greatest time has been 
spent on emphasizing past ideals. The 
past achievements of the human race 
have been reverenced to such an ex- 
tent that our educational system is 
in many respects a relic of the past. 
They results of such a condition is 
obvious; sure our whole civilization, 
with its face toward the past, is out 
of sympathy and cannot function in 
the even luring and fast advancing 

In a similar manner a just criticism 
may be offered on a system which 
places its emphases on the present 
alone. In this age of rapid recon- 
struction and development, following 
the great World War, the improve- 
ment of national and social welfare 
and the application of mechanical ap- 
pliances to our unlimited national re- 
sources demand a flexible system of 
education which not only takes into 
consideration pi-esent and past ideals 
but places its emphasis on the future. 
For this reason I think vocational 
education is justified. 

A system of training which pre- 
pares one for improving the indivi- 
dual, social or national welfare will 
stand the test of time since it is con- 
ducive to harmony and efficiency in 
the ever increasing demand of a high- 
ly complex and specialized common- 

The time is at hand when we must j 
not only educate but we must edu- 
cate for something we cannot value 
too highly the practiced and indus- 
trial arts and the structure upon 
which it is built. It is through these 
avenues that the future will reap the 
rewards that will improve, enrich and 
enable mankind. 

"I must be in love, for the fit is 
on me now." For further informa- 
tion, ask True. 

Some celebrity is being robbed of 
her first publicity. I know it, I know 
it, I know it! Who told me? One 
of the ladies told it herself. It seems 
that she isn't properly represented in 
the paper. Now, keeping a personal 
column is no small matter. It is hard 
to keep track of the comings and go- 
ings of so many girls. If hereafter 
you do anything or know any news, 
please send it to Rosa Perry. She 
says she will appreciate it greatly. 

Ina Mae Malone is going to get a 
good grade in practice teaching, I 

just know. 

Early one morning a man's hat was 
found in Nina Weaver's room. Hor- 
rors! It had been used in a play the 
night before. 

'A butterfly flits on wings of gold, 
a fire bug wings of flame, the bed bug 
has no wings at all but it gets there 
just the same." Ask Elma O'Neill, 
she prefers sleeping out of doors on 
a camp. 

"I'm not that kind of a girl," says 
Nelle Tyus, when asked if she didn't 
| want to take a bath, 
i Ask True Marble what her favorite 
| chewing gum is. Don't forget! 

Along the Lonely 



(©, lH2o, Western Newspaper Union.) 

EORGE had an almost unnatural 
sympathy for the weaknesses oi 

soon the smoothing down would be- 
come a huge chipped out place. Next 
the piano was attacked, then the ta- 
ble, mantlepiece and any other ob- 
ject on which it was possible to try 
some smoothing down. From undi- 
vided attention to sticks and boards, 
awe inspiring pieces that showed un- 
speakable art, ability, were produced. 
Oh, that satisfaction of having done 
something by yourself. Show me the 
boy, girl, man or woman who has ex- 
perienced it without cutting out or 
on something. 

Many a rushed business man may 
be seen whittling away a perfectly 
good pencil. Many a busy cook wil 
take time to cut fancy pasty strips. 
What is al this due to? Merely the 
love of that deadly passion, the pleas- 
ure of cutting. All great sculptors 
are overruled by it the instant they 
step from the cradle. It is one of the 
enjoyments of life that .can be either 
expensive or inexpensive. It is the 
common pleasure of the world. 

others, in any case if anyone came 
running out to stop the trolley George 
would always put the brakes on quicli 
and stop. And at the end of the line, 
way out in the country, where the 
boys all went bathing in summer, he 
made a point of waiting two or three 
minutes after the conductor had 
clanged the bell. As there is always 
some poor devil late in this world 
George didn't like to leave him behind. 
"Come on, hurry !" we used to say to 
one another ; "if it's George, there's 
still time." And, indeed, often before 
starting, George would get down in 
the road himself and take a last look, 
Naturally everyone knew him. His 
platform was always crowded. And 
you stood there behind him, friends 
all together, because you were each 
his friend, and talked and laughed, 
and George occasionally breaking in 
himself with some new gossip of the 
road and a merry word for every new- 

"Hello, old son! hop on! How's the 
boy? Yes, it's hot — at least so I 
hear. And the kids? Say, how many 
you got now? Well, what's that old 
girl ahead going to do? Does she want 
to get on or not? Doesn't seem to 
know her own mind. Guess I'd better 
stop, though. " 

As for aged people and invalids, as 
likely as not George would step down 
first from the platform and help thein 
off. But it was with the boys on the 
afternoon trips back from the lake 
that he was at his gayest. For 
them there was always room for one 
more on the platform, and sometimes 
he would even allow the nearest to 
clang the bell with his foot — a solemn 
privileged office. 

However, one day the accident oc- 
curred at last. And it was just on one 
of those very trips hack from. the lake 
with a raft of boys on board. They 
were a little late as usual and the old 
car was rocking and buzzing along, 
when like a whirlwind out of a cross 
street came a swell auto, and though 
its chauffeur instinctively tried to veer 
round, up the road, over the tracks, 
hang, bumped the trolley into its side 
amidst dust and cries and the splinter 
of glass. 

"Yes, I guess it was my fault," ac- 
knowledged George guilelessly, stand- 
ing in the road in the middle of his 
friends and the occupants of the car. 
"I was speeding her up a bit and I 
ought to have rung. I thought the boy- 
there was going to do it." 

As they moved on into town George 
half hoped the incident might end 
there. But a few days later he was 
called up by the superintendent. The 
owner of the car had claimed dam- 
ages for some hundred dollars. 

"Now, Thompson, between ourselves, 
exactly how did the accident happen?" 

"Well, sir, believe me, we were just 
coming through the woodsi there at the 
foot of the hill and as we were a little 
late and I was putting on more power 
to^take the hill, all of a sudden—" 

"Late! Why were you late?" 

"Because . . . because . . . well, 
often we wait a little for the boys 
there at the lake. You see, if they 
miss a trolley, they have to wait a 
whole other half hour down there." 

"Really! And don't these same 
boys, or whoever they are, some- 
times climb all over the front platform 
and even fool with the bell at times?" 

"Well, perhaps— well, yes, they do." 

"Now, listen, Thompson; for sev- 
eral years you've been in the com- 
pany's service and your record has 
been satisfactory. This is your first 
dismeanor. But an accident has oc- 
curred^ an accident that_ might have 

Err on the Other Side 

Many people are so busy telling the 
world what is wrong with it they 
haven't time to improve it. — Toledo 

cost me company a great deal more 
than it has, and we want nothing more 
of the kind from you. Another acci- 
dent, and you're fired." 

"Yes," answered George, bowing his 
head, tears almost in his eyes. 

"And let me remind you of several 
things. First, you're there to start 
on time. 

"Second, you're to remain always 
at your post and attend to your job. 
Third, there is a sign over your head. 
Have you read it?" 

"Yes, sir." 

"Well, see that it's obeyed. Just 
you mind your own business in future 
and let the people behind you mind 
theirs. You're the motorman and noth- 
ing else. And a good motorman trav- 
els on time, says nothing, listens to 
nobody, and keeps his eyes always 
fixed on the road ahead. He's an in- 
tegral part of the mechanism, as it 
were . . ." 

George is back at work, though it's 
another line, and he's nut the same 
manT Everything is changed. tfo 
boys, no friends, never a turn of the 
head, never a moment's hesitation all 
along the road; "Ah, old cow, trot if 
you like and wave your umbrella ! If 
I get ficts'k, a lot you'd care. Get there 
on time." 

All this is as it should be. How 
could it be otherwise? We can't go 
back now to leisurely old-fashioned 
ways. Still, I have found George's 
case a sad one, and I haven't been 
able to prevent myself from writing 
about it. 

C. L. 


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There is a peculiar art in the mak- 
K of a good grade and after one has 
Gained that art the rest is perfectly 
baple. Should a student develop that 
t early, say in her Freshman year, 
e rest cf her college career is a 

But knowing how is the thing. Of 
lurse there are various and sundry 
ays of gaining proficiency in the 
atter of making A's, and different 
(idents have developed different 
pthods. But to them the method is 
[ secondary importance. To get the 
ade is their aim. But it seems to 
p, after thinking over the matter 
piously, that there is one simple 
mpound which is in general follow- 
by all of them. The thing upper- 
ipst in their minds is to get by. The 
erage student studies his teacher 
r more than he does his book. Get- 
ig on the good side of the teacher 
i of great importance. And thus the 
urt the teacher and seek to win her 
indents, individually and as classes, 
por. , 
Ktudy has its place, of course, and 
je wise student occasionally indulges 
it. But there is system in her 
udy and study in her system. In 
art of making A's -there is little 
pee for cramming. Steady, regular- 
ity, though of small amounts, is 
e requisite. 

The big item, however, is bluffing, 
le gift of gab is an asset; beating 
©u»d the iusb-hejjjs a lot. In sum- 

jing up, I might give this recipe for 
pking A's; Mix 25, per cent cf couri- 
g the teacher, 25 per cent of study 
id 50 per cent of bluff. They must 
^ mixed alternately and with tact and 
scretion; else it won't work at all. 
3U can't pull all bluff and you can't 
ill all by courting; but the two mix- 
together with a moderate portion 
study form an ideal foundation for 
1 A in high school. 


T now pronounce you man and 
ife." John awoke with a start. Only 
dream! But how realistic it had 
en! He and Claire had stood before 
|e minister and solemnly repeated 
Iter him the marriage vows. Why 
19 he have to waks? 
r'Gee! I know I love her if I even 
(earned of going through the cere- 
pny," he soliloquized. "I wish she'd 
Btle down and be serious for once 
it every time I try to talk to her she 
letends that she thinks I'm joking. I 
Pnder if she'd be more reasonable 
Bs morning. I'd get to see her with- 
ft having that everlasting Billy Ro- 
p in the way, too. Believe I'll go 
ter there before I start to Ennis." 
[Meanwhile in her aunt's home across 
P sreet, Claire had finished break- 
m, run quietly up to her room, and 
jeked the door. Sbe now stood be- 
lie the bed on which lay a packed 
Btcase. "I believe that's all," she 
Wd to herself, and she walked over 
J a mirror and put on a hat. Giving 
pr watch a glance she went back to 
le bed and fastened the suitcase 
Rile her thoughts went back to the 
|ght before. Billy Roper had said, 
JUghingly, "I'll bet you a thousand 
Pilars you won't run away with me 
I the morning to be married." 
[And Claire, being Claire, had answer- 
f in the same gay mood, "Oh! Les I 
HI! When do we start?" Plans were 
kklessly made and now as she heard 
ie horn of his car she picked up the 
litcase, ran noiselessly down the 
eps and was fortunate enough to be 

"All right, Claire, let's be off," 

laughed Billy, and in a few moments 
they had had left Wilburne and were 
speeding out the road to Ennis, which 
was seventy-five miles away. Claire 
was as thrilled as only an irresponsi- 
ble girl can be, and so happy in the 
thought of this new adventure that 
she had room left in her brain to think 
of whether or not she loved Billy. 

And while she was running away 
John was runninf across the street 
to inquire for her and on learning 
taht she wasn't to be found, he ran 
back, got out his car and instead of 
starting to Ennis, as he had planned, 
he headed for Edgewater, in the op- 
posite direction. 

Things were happening to Billy's 
car. The engine sputtered and sput- 
tered, sounded weaker and weaker, 
the car rolled more and more slowly 
and finally stopper. "Whew! Out of 
gas!" gasped Billy. "I didn't think of 
it once! You'll have to wait here for 
me while I go for some. Won't be 
long. Don't get lonesome." 

Claire settled down in the car to 
wait and it was then that she began 
to think. "Hm — m. Some elopement! 
This isn't so very much fun. " She 
So engrossed in her thoughts that she 
failed to notice an approaching car 
that slowed up and stopped when it 
reached her. Its driver leaned over to 
inquire if he could be of assistance. 
"Why, hello, Claire. Who left you 
stranded here, and why the suitcase?" 
an_ she looked up to see Jerry Bush, 
an old chum. 

"Weil, Jerry; I certainly am glad to 
see you. That horrid Billy Roper left 
me here while he went after gas. The 
suitcase is the result of a bet. He 
bet me a thousand dollars that I 
wouldn't run away to marry him and 
I was foolish enough to do it, but I 
think I've about changed my mind 

"Look here, Claire, why not marry 
me? You like me more than you do 
Billy and qou know he isn't taking 
this seriously or he would at least 
have thought of gas. And if the bet 
that you wouldn't run away to marry 
him, then you win anyway zecause you 
did run away to marry him." 

"Jerry, you must^ have been sent. 
Open the door foi me and get this 
suitcase out of here. If you'll just get 
me away from Billy, we'll go straight 
to the nearest church." 

Jerry gave he car as much gas as 
he could for fear of being overtaken 
by Billy, drove him. Claire's mind 
was so busy with thoughts of this sec- 
ond elopement that she scarcely no- 
ticed their terrific speed. Suddenly 
the car ceemed to give a leap and the 
next thought that came to Claire told 
her that the car was in a ditch and 
almost overturned. They were both 
unharmed and very cautiously Jerry 
climbed up and helped Claire out. She 
was too dazed to notive the crowd that 
was gathering until a familiar red 
car drove up and then she turned to 
Jerry and said: "I'm sorry, but you 
must not have cared any more than 
Billy, if you could be that careless and 
I know now that I don't care, but 
thank you, Jerry. Will you please go 
back and explain things to Billy? Good- 

She walked over to the red car and 
started talking to John. "I'm a great 
deal older than I was when I talked 
to you yesterday, Johnny, but if you 
still want me — " 

"Get in," was all he said, but he 
thankfully of the change of mind 
which had caused him to turn around 
and go toward Ennis after he had al- 
ready started to Edgewater. 

And in a few moments he saw his 
dream again — a big blonde man and 


The God who could make a moon 
Like that moon I've seen tonight, 

Must surely be the sore of God 
Who leads one toward the right. 

The clouds around seemed drawn to- 

Heaven, instead of nearing earth. 
The golden light from moon itself, 
Shed on all below, its worth. 

Oh, God in Heaven! How can man 
Ever doubt that thou dost hide 

Behind that glist'ning, lustrous moon 
Over which soft clouds e'er glide? 

Cans't thou not show to many, 
As thou has shown to me, 

That beams aren't shining down to 
Earth, but heavenward, to thee? 
uojjo|/\j a8e^) 


See a man's shoes and know his 
character. Should a man wear neatly 
polished slippers, we at once label 
him as a man of strong will and regu- 
lar habits. But should we see a man 
with dirty boots and runover heels 
we decide that he is indifferent, un- 
tidy and possesses weak characteris- 

4 country advances with its shoes. 
The demure little Japanese maid is 
greatly affected by her shoes. We 
see her timidly walk forward very 
self-conscious because she knows we 
are watching her tiny steps. Then 
the little Dutch boy, who is very con- 
servative, wears shoes of wood. He 
knows that when those are gone with 
a piece of wood and a knife he may in 
a short time have a new pair. Thus 
he is taught the economic value of 
clothes by his shoes. 

Shoes as well as dresses have a 
changing style. One year the debu- 
tante walks forward in airy satins 
with several straps and high heels, 
while the next year she emerges in 
heavy sport oxfords. But for all the 
changes in style there are many kinds 
of shoes. These range from the com- 
fortable bedroom slippers to the bal- 
let pumps. 

Lastly, shoes serve as a guide post 
not only to character, as I have shown, 
but also as a means by which we 
may recognize our friends. Take the 
case of Cowper, for instance. He was 
so retiring and shrinking that he went 
everywhere with his head bowed and 
knew his friends, when he met them, 
only by the buckles on their shoes. 

—Mary Hill. 


My conclusion to a "wit sharpener." 
Elma O'Neill 

For months after Oliver was re- 
ported "missing," Doris waited. Her 
mother and father wondered why 
Doris looked for the postman so eag- 
erly every morning and evening. By 
the spring of 1919, probably all the 
waiting mothers, wives and sweet- 
hearts in the little town where Doris 
lived had ceased their vigilance, but 
Doris' hope died only with the autumn. 
Surely, if some mistake had been made 
concerning Oliver's death, he would 
have been found ere this. This con- 
clusion seemed to descend on Doris 
one night in November. It was cold 
and raining. The patter of the rain 
made her think of Oliver's footsteps. 
Running to the window she looked 
out; it was only the rain; Oliver 

a small brunette girl standing before 
a minister who was saying, "I now 
pronounce you man and wife. 

would never come. 

Soon after Christmas Doris enlisted 
for brief training as a war nurse in 
a home for crippled soldiers. She 
worked and studied hard. Her burn- 
ing hops was to fit herself for service 
to others. 

April came and with it Doris' com- 
mission to administer aid to the fever- 
stricken blacks of Central Africa. 
Seven nurses and ten other assistants 
under her charge were to sail in May. 
The bulk of supplies was to follow 

The end of May brought the wonder- 
ful voyage. For th e first four days 
Doris and Miss Haynes, her assist- 
ant, remained in their stateroom. The 
weather was damp and consequently 
the deck was unpleasant. Toward 
evening of the fourth day Doris ven- 
tured out on deck for a stroll before 
dinner. The night was misty, and 
such weather made her think of Oli- 
ver. Perhaps he had perished on 
such a dismal night. 

Her walk brought her to trie oppo- 
site side of the deck. Deep in medi- 
tation she almost ran into a figure 
leaning over the rail. Before she 
could utter an apology the figure 
straightened up and said, "I beg your 

Doris stood back aghast; a knife 
seemed to pierce her heart. It was 
Oliver's voice. Doris drew herself to- 
ward the wall. 

"I suppose it's dinner time. Maybe 
we'd better go in," the man said, and 
as he opened the dining room door, 
the light fell on his face. It was 

"Oliver! Oliver! We thought you 
were dead! Where have you been? 
r am happy, oh so happy!" 

The San drew back in apology. He 
seemed embarrassed. 

"I hope you'll pardon me, but you 
have made an error. My name is 
Graham Ellington, and to my know- 
ledge I have never seen you before." 

Doris was stunned. This man was 
Oliver. There was the tiny scar on 
his^ left temple. His body was thin 
and his voice weak, but it was Oli- 
ver. How could he deny it? Then she- 
thought of the Great War and the 
horrors it inflicted— of the unbalanced 
minds and maimed bodies. Oliver's 
memory had gone. 

Some time after dinner Oliver walk- 
ed around the deck looking for the 
beautiful nurse, Doris Holmes. He had 
found out from the steward that the 
lovely nurse was on her way to aid 
the heathen sick in Africa. For her 
he had no recognition but toward her 
he felt a strange allurement. He 
found her where she had found him 
in the early evening, leaning over the 

"Would you like to go up to the 
observation room?" he asked. 

"Oliver, don't you remember me — 
Doris — your sweetheart?" she inquir- 
ed, half in despair, half in hope. 

"Miss Holms, I am afraid you are 
laboring under a false impression. I 
do not remember having ever met 
you before, though your face seems 
strangely familiar." 

Doris resigned herself to fate. Oli- 
ver's past life was a blank. She must 
help him, but she could not help him 
by trying to convince him of his mis- 

In the days that followed, a wonder- 
ful new love grew between the two. 
Added to the old love was th e great 
protecting passion of a mother. She 
must guide Oliver back to his old 
self, if it were possible. Then to 
Doris came the great problem. Every 
minute they were drawing nearer the 
plague center of Africa. In Oliver's 
condition of health she could not al- 

low him to go with her as he wished. 
His slender hold on life would soon 
be lost. Yet in his mental state. - to 
desert him would probably lead to 
suicide on his part. To go with him 
would be desertion toward Christianity 
in Africa. What would. she do? 

Three days before the end of her 
journey she ascended the steps to the 
captain's office. An hour and a half 
later she descended the steps with a 
look of relief on her face. The cap- 
tain had been so understanding. He 
had promised to board Oliver with 
his sister in London. Doris' next 
problem was to convince Oliver , that 
after a month's preparation for activ- 
ity in Africa by the medical staff ; he 
would be allowed to sail for the plague 
country and lend his assistance utter- 
ly impossible. - 

Oliver was by no means easy to 

"But Doris, I can help you put things 
in working order." 

"No, Graham, (as he called him- 
self) , you are not a legal member of 
our board and until I can procure pa- 
pers to that effect you cannot come." 
There being nothing else to do, Oli- 
ver reluctantly agreed. 

It was midnight .of the following 
night that the alarm was sounded. The 
vessel was being attacked by savage 
Africans while anchored for a few en- 
gine repairs. A score or more had 
crept up the sides of the vessel be- 
fore they were detected. The women 
ran to their .staterooms while the men 
fought off the deadly blacks. The 
leader disappeared into the cabin and 
when he reappeared the entire cabin 
was in flames. 

"Down the current, "quick, while we 
fight the fire," screamed the captain 
to the pilot, j Not a native was to be 
seen. They toad disappeared iate the 
water. The bi^stSaThTeT" sped down 
the coast as the flames rose higher 
and higher. When the boat had gone 
a few miles down the captain yelled, 
"The life boats, the life boats, quick, 
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She: "I would like to try on that 
dress In the window." 

Clerk: "Sorry, madam, but you'll 
have to use the dressing room." 

that don't 
Father : 
George : 

"There are a lot of girls 
want to get married." 
"How do you know, son?" 

•'I've asked them." — Bab- 

We owe our blondes to chemistry, 
We owe our marcelles to electricity, 
We owe our money to the landlady. 

— Michigan Gargoyle. 

"You had no business to kiss me, 
Senor Don Juan." 

"But it was not a business, Margue- 
ta. It was a pleasure." 

lost his collar stud.' — Birmingham Ga- 

Dr. Bacot: 

Florence S. 

"What nation owns Sa- 
"Some more what?" 

"Many a woman is born to blush un- 
seen" — a colored woman. — The Bab- 

Mr. Kennerly: "What is the best 
conductor of electricity?" 
Anne J.: "Why — er." 
Mr. Kennerly. "Correct." 

Doctor: "Have you taken every pre- 
caution to prevent contagion in the 

Rastus: "Yas, sah, doctah, we've 


Because of a super-abundance of 

eben bought a sanitary cup and we I tests there has been no sleep; and, 

all dring from it." — Anon. 

"I'll never take another drop," re- 
marked the aviator as he fell out of 
the balloon. — Brown Jug. 

Frances L. : "What is the longest 
word in the dictionary?" 

Nina: "Rubber; you can stretch 

Judge: "Do you sell liquor?" 

Indignant Prisoner: "That's my 

Judge: "I thought it was, but I 
didn't think you would admit it." — 
Cougar's Paw. 

Ethel D. : "I've got to make a speech 
in my English class tomorrow. What 
I'll talk about I don't know." 

Mary B.: "Talk about two minutes, 
thats' all." 

We know a man so stingy that he 
talks through his nose to save wearing 
out his false teeth. — Michigay Gar- 

"He who laughs last, laughs best." 
"Yeah, and h e who laughs first sees 
the point." — Chicago Phoenix. 

Mickey, who was hurrying to Ina 
Mae's class, stopped to inquire: "Has 
Block Hall begun yet?" 

"Say, you can't smoke in this build- 

"Who's smoking?" 
"Well, you got your pipe in your 

"Yes, and you got your pants on, 
but you ain't panting." — Hogan's Al- 

"Tell me about the fire at the ho- 
tel. I hear you barely escaped." 

"It's a lie. I had my pajamas on." 
— Yale Record. 

Wifey: "Did you know that this 
beautiful silk dress came from a poor 
little insignificant worm?" 

Friend Husband: "Yes, I'm that 

An old flame has put an end to 
many a match. — Midlebury Blue Ba- 

Clerk: "Did the umbrella you are 
looking for have a hooked handle?" 

Owner: "The entire umbrellas was 
hooked." — Boy Life. 

"I took the cover off my radio last 
night and got Cuba." 

"Huh; I took the covers off my bed 
and got Chile." — Stanford Chaparral. 

a! jrov C: "Have you 'Lamb's Tales'?" 
butcher shop'.''™ s M a li&rary, not a 

Some girls use-dumb-bells to get col- 
or in their cheeks while others use 
color in their cheeks to get dumb- 

Dr. Pack: "Well, how did you find 
yourself this morning?" 

Joyce J. : "I just waked up and ther 
I wuz." 

"Why are you leaving, Bridge 
something private?" 

"No, mum; a sergea 

consequently, no dreams this week. 

It is hoped that when tests subside 
and indigestion again sets in, this 
column will be filled to overflowing. 



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the boat is sinking!" 

The women and children were 
into the life boats and rushed to 
shore, which was inhabited by 
Croonakes, a friendly tribe. The n 
swam the short distance. The li 
of the sinking boat revealed the 
cited natives scrambling down to 
water edge. The disaster victims,] 
jured and some taken up to the vilfl 
and comfortably housed. Among th 
nearly suffocated by the flames 
Doris Holmes. Oliver seemed to| 
rect the situation. The captain, 
and passengers were to wait with| 
natives until the next Liverpool 
passed. The waiting would not exij 
five days. Doris corps of helpers 
to be conducted inland to the fj 

On the journey inland Oliver A;* 
Doris every care possible. When | 
finally gained enough strength to 1 
test, she pleaded with Oliver tcl 
back with one of the guides and | 
tinue his journey as planned. Her I 
testation fell pn deaf ears — Om 
would not leave her. 


Lula Hawkins is spending a few 
days in Birmingham. 

Mr. and Mrs. Langston McCalley, 
Mrs. Tom McCalley, Mrs. Geo. Wof- 
ford and Miss Mary Winston Wofford 
were the guests of Lucy McCalley 
last week. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Montgomery, 
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Morton and Albert 
Morton, of Bessemer, were in Monte- 
vallo Sunday. 

Miss Mae Carmichael has been the 
guest of Laura Carmichael. 


-N. Y. Med-" 


"Do you like Shakespeare's 

'Where does he work?" — Minn. 


Patent Fertilizer 

Mr. Suburb: "Yes, I planted some 
bulbs the other week and they came sa y we lack variety 


Getting out a paper is no joke. 
If we print jokes people say we ara 

If we don't they say we are too 

If we publish original matter they 

Mrs. J. T. Frederick, Misses Jamie 
and Nina Frederick and Mrs. W. A. 
Parrent, of Opelika, were the week- 
end guests of Misses Nan Nell Fred- 
erick and Mary Parrent. 

Miss Maw Hoover, of n-"OPOlis, 
_ .Je attractive gu<;st of Miss Lil- 
flian Prout May 2. 

Miss Edith Edmondson spent the 
past week-end with her mother, Mrs. 
J. K. Edmondson, at their home in 

Mr. and Mrs. J. U. Northrup and 
Miss Marin Northrup, of Greensboro, 
were the recent guests of Miss Ro- 
berta Northrup. 

Mrs. A. P. Hill motored over from 
Benton Sunday to be the guest of her 
daughter, Mary Hill. 

Miss Mary C. Hungerford was at 
home last week to be with her sister, 
who was seriously ill, following an 
operation at th e Baptist Hospital at 

Mr. and Mrs. Byron Farmer, from 
Selma, spent a few hours here with 
friends last Sunday. 

Miss Mary Katherine Wielingham 
and Miss Mary Elizabeth Moody were 
in Birmingham for the week-end. 

Miss Anna Mae Langston has re- 
turned from Ashby where she spent 
several days. 

Miss Ruby Cruise spent the past 
week-end at her home in Planters- 

Friends of Miss Kathleen McCor- 
mick 'are glad to know that she has 
recovered from a recent illness. 

If we publish things from other pa- 
pers, we are too lazy to write. 

If we stay on the job we ought to 
be out rustling news. 

If we are rustling news, we are not 
attending to business in our own de- 
Mary R.: "Lillian, will you please partment. 
show me how to work this problem?" j I f we don't print contributions, we 
Lilliam P.: "If I work your algebra don't show the proper appreciation. 

up three days afterwards." 

Mr. Nayher: "Great! Good patent 
fertilizer, I suppore?" 

Mr. Suburb: "No, your dog!" — 
Boys' Life. 

for you do you suppose it would be 

Mary: "No, I don't s'pose it would; 
but you might try it and see." 

"Who was that bum I saw you down 
town with last night?" 

"That was mu husband." — Georgia 

New Love, Old Ring 

He took her hand in his and gazed 
proudly at the engagement ring he 
had placed on her finger only three 
days before. 

"nid your friends admire it?" he in- 
quired, tenderly. 

"They did more than that," she re- 
plied, coldly. "Two of them recog- 
nized it." — Good Hardware. 

If we do print them, the paper is 
filled with junk. 

Like as not some fellows will say 
we swiped this from an exchange. 
That's just what we did. 

— The Enterprise. 


Snow or roses let it be 
You're all right old world for me, 
I wasn't here in time to make you 
And I'm in no hurry to forsake you; 
As you come I'm glad to take you, 
You're all right old world for me. 

Protecting Poll's Speech 

"Mary — Mary! Come quickly and 
take the parrot away — the master's 


Helen Hagood not making an an- 
nouncement about a Baptist meeting? 

Miss Irvin urging the girls to en- 
joy a long morning sleep and throw- 
ing open the breakfast doors to the 
late arrivals? 

Anna Murphree in a hurry? 


Miss Margaret Butler attended the 
graduation exercises at Auburn. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. S'artain were 
the guests of their daughter, Jesse, on 

Miss Marion Franks, of Woman's 
College, was the guest of Miss Nina 
Weaver last week-end. 


Elizabeth Moody spent last week- 
end in Birmingham, visiting Mary 
Catherine Willingham. 

Lucille Nelson spent Saturday and 
Sunday at her home in Birmingham. 

Girlie Holland visited Irene Denson 
last week-end in Bessemer. 

We are indeed happy to have Kath- 
leen McCormick out of the infirmary, 
where she has been ill for more than 
a week. 

Miss Mary P" 1 " *' had as her 
<nwt§ Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Walter 
Hawar, Miss Iola Howard and Miss 
Katherine McDonald from Sylacauga. 

Mrs. E. M. Hixson, of Demopolis, 
was the guest for a few days last 
week of her daughter, Dorothy. 


The senate without Hazel Black. 
Nelle Tyris without a smile? 
The Seniors without privileges? 
Kat Loath without red hair? 
Thressa Carraway without her 
black umbrella? T. C. 

Had I ten thousand lives, 

And ten thousand souls to meet, 

No one could be so wonderful, 
No one quite so sweet — 
As you. 

Were there ten thousand worlds, 

And had I a life in each one, 
For me there would be but one face 
For me there could be but one sun — 

If there were ten thousand stars. 
And moons giving light to the skies. 
Together they could not give 
The radiance of your eyes. 

Were there ten thousand heavens 
For all other worlds and this, 

They'd hold not a part of the rapture 
In your lingering goodnight kiss. 

— Elma O'Neill. 

After the journey of six days 
little company arrived at the inte 
post. The missionaries who had he 
and despaired so long received tl 
with every expression of hospita 
Doris, who was still weak and unl 
to take part in the preparations 
made comfortable in an anteroon 
a small church. Several days pai 
and Doris did not improve. On 
fifth day she had high tempera 
and in a few hours the physic 
pronounced it the dreaded fever. 

In the days that followed Ol 
hardly left Doris' bedside. He wat( 
her every movement ,day and n 
After the crisis had passed and Di 
was pronounced out of danger, j 
ver went to his shanty, fatigued) 
every muscle of his body. When Di 
called for him the next day he ' 
still asleep and her nurse though 
best not to disturb him. 

Toward evening Oliver had not m; 
his appearance and the doctor ; 
his attendants thought it singu' 
They went to his shanty and foi 
him in a raging fever. Every eff 
was made to keep it from Doris, 
his continued absence aroused 
suspicion. ^i^izV^r 1 jir v:irg, ■ 

him, and in spite of all that was dd 
to prevent it Doris went to attend hi 
For days Oliver's life hung on t 
merest thread. In his delirium he cj 
tinually referred to his life center] 
around the Great War. He call 
continually for Doris, whom he f 
not recognize. "I was coming ba 
Doris," he repeated numbers of tim 

"His memory has returned but 
life may not last," was the docto 

Oliver fought for life and Dc 
fought equally hard. Providence si 
ed on them and in a short while ( 
ver was th e old Oliver again, in m 
and body. 

Thanksgiving was chosen for th 
nuptials, and with thankful hearts 
strong young bodies they began thl 
service for Christianity and civil: 

Dr. Bacot talking to fewer than five 
girls at one time? 

Christine Mitchell not composed? 

Marion Grant not having a date? 

Elma O'Neill without her knowl- 
edge of English? 

Miss Weamer existing without her 

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Alabama College fee's particu- 
larly fortunate in being able to se 
cura such a splendid personnel in 
the new teachers who will serve 
in the session, 1925-26. The stu- 
dents and former members of the 
faculty join . in welcoming these 
to our college. Below is given the 
names of the new teachers, at Ala- 
bama College during the present 
session and a brief summary of 
their training and experience: 

Miss Margaret Batjer of Ark 
ansas will take the place of Miss 
AUene Bell in the high school 
Home Economics work. She has 
the bachelor of science degree, 
majoring in Home Economics from 
the University of Arkansas. She 
has had several years' successful 
experience as a teacher. 

Miss AUene Bell, who was su- 
pervisor of the high school Home 
Economics practice teachers has 
been promoted to the ptjsitijQn <"£ 
Itinerant Teacher-Trainer, taking 
'J J^F* jllf^ ^^ .-inne Neelv. 
who resigned during me past sum- 

Miss Lillou Burns, who graduat- 
ed with the A. B. degree in 1925, 
has been studying in Chicago dur- 
ing the summer months and will, 
be instructor in the English De- 

Miss Carlton Clare, who has 
been added to the Music Depart- 
ment as teacher of Voice, has had 
a wide experience in teaching and 
most excellent training in voice 
work in New York and London. 

Miss Winifred Castleman, who 
graduated with the A. B. degree 
at Alabama College in 1925, has 
been a student at Peabody College 
during the summer doing post- 
graduate work. She returns to 
Alabama College as instructor in 

Miss Mary Davies comes to us 
from Fort Worth, Texas. She holds 
the bachelor of science degree 
from the College of Industrial Arts 
at Denton. Her wide experience as 
a teacher and her splendid train- 
ing in Home Economics fits her 
splendidly for the work of super- 
vising the Home Economics prac- 
tice teachers in Columbiana. She 
takes the place of Miss Laura 

Miss, Dorothy Early, who has 
been added to the Physical Edu- 
cation Department, holds the bach- 


New students at Alabama Col- 
lege will find it advisable to regis- 
ter as early as possible, as is the 
wont of students here. The prob- 
lem wi'lil be simplified as the stu- 
dent gets into it. The long line ex- 
tending from east wing to west, 
through the assembly hall will in- 
dicate to any freshman what she 
is expected to do — fall into line, 
and follow the one in front. 

Fees are payable at the college 
bookkeeper's office. Her receipt en- 
titles one to entrance into the of- 
fice of the Dean where cards and 
necessary information may be se- 
cured. The cards may properly be 
filled out in Bloch Hall under the 
supervision and with the aid of 
any teacher head of department or 
student, designated for the pur- 

Upon the completion of the out- 
lining of a course of study, and 
the making out of a schedule, each 
teacher must okey the special 
courre to be studied un< i him 

and course, of study has aen o- 
kej>d by the head o' the depart- 
ment and by the individual teach- 
ers under whom a student studies, 
cards are to be deposited at the 
registrar's office on the lower 
floor of the chapel building. 

and the master of arts degree from 
gum College, New Concord, Ohio 
Columbia University. 

In the Biology Department tak- 
ing the place of Miss Margaret 
Bratten, will be Miss Dora Garrett 
of Waco, Texas. She holds the bach- 
elor of arts degree from Baylor 
elor of arts degree from Muskin- 
(Continued on third page ) 



Ramsay Hall has been completed 
and is filled with girls who have 
reached the ranks of Junior and 

This magnificent building,, which 
was made possible by the generous 
gift of Mr. Erskine Ramsay, is a 
fitting memorial to his mother 
whose name it bears — Janet Ers- 
kine Ramsay Hall. 

Alabama College has two of the 
most distinguished buildings to be 
found on any campus in the south. 
The dormitory just completed is 
one of the most modern structures 
and the main dormitory is the larg 
est building on any college campus 
in the South. 

Class Treasuries 

Have Let Down 

Owing tie financial conditions of 
the Alabamian, school paper of Al- 
abama College, authorities in 
charge, after consultation with the 
president's council last May voted, 
to assign all class money to the Al- 
abanuan during the session (,. J.9- 
£5-26. iiie consequences of si. . ' a 
move, while most gratifying to the 
treasury of the Alabamian, are 
such as produce quite a set back 
for the class treasuries. As a re- 
sult class fees are in order during 
the current session. 

Many judge it as probably the 
best stimulus to class activities 
that could under the circumstan- 
ces be given. Just - how much mony 
is in the class treasury now, de- 
pends on just how much initiative 
that class has. The classes are be- 
ing watched closely this year and 
it is predicted by those who should 
kne w that there will be more class 
spirit this year than ever before 
in the life of Alabama College. 


First make payment to the bookkeeper, whose office is next 
to that of the President, and get Matriculation card. 

Take Matriculation card to the Instruction Committee in Bloch 
Hall where you will have your course of study made out, your 
schedule arranged, and where you will receive class cards. 

Take Schedule and Class cards to the Registrar's office in the 
Chapel Building to be checked and stamped. 

Be sure to report to classes on Wednesday and hand in the 
class cards to your instructors. 


Music Students 


Alabama College Overcome 
By Verdant Pests 

All Music Students will go to the Director of Music, in the Mu- 
sic Hall, to get Music Cards before going to the bookkeeper's office 
tp make payment, ' 

The celebrated and mythological 
Pied Piper of Hamelin has evident 
ly been at work in modern times. 
Great hordes of rats have swarmed 
lat ;,y onto the stately campus of, 
Alabama College, the State 
school for women, situated in the 
exact, center of the sunny state of 

For seme unknown reason the 
Piper's call was not heard by many 
older college students, but for the 
same reason or another the ears 
of many rats were keenly attuned 
to his pleading tones, and they 
flashed from all parts of the state 
to Monte. 

Whence the Piper went from 
here is a much argued question. 
Not even a trace of his foot can 
be found. His, shrill, becoming 
notes have died out in the air, and 
even the rats who scampered so 
freeiy after him have quelled their 
aiul at Ai&buiil& College lioire 

found themselves almost outnum- 
bering the other inhabitants of* 

the campus. 

Authorities and upper class- 
men are at a loss as to what may 
be done for their extermination. 
It is feared that any and all efforts 
may prove futile. 

The Student Government Asso- 
ciation has taken the matter into 
hand, and it is current gossip that 
the Sophomores will have the priv- 
ilege of converting them by some 
p recess of evolution into an order- 
ly, admired species, and that after 
a certain pericd of time during 
which the Sophs have jurisdiction 
ihey may be permitted to be full- 
fledged members of the campus 


Don't go*to breakfast before the 
bell rings. Standing in the crowded 
hall might cause suffocation. 

Don't go to bed before seven 
o'clock as you did all summer (?) 
This is a night school. 

Don't study too much. Half the 
old students have spent vacation 
recuperating from over worfc. 

Don't cut more than seven class 
eg in each subject every quarter. 
It might lower your A to a B. 

Don't rush to chapel. The confu- 
sion thus caused might result in 
I disaster. 




Published at Mcintevallo, Alabama. 

Elma O'Neill, Editor-in-Chief. 
Theressa Conoway, Business Mgr. 
Una Franklin, Front Page Editor. 
Mildred Gilchrist, Circulation Mgr. 
Rosa Perry, Social Editor. 
Minnie Barnes, Cartoon Editor 
Caioline Middleton, Art Editor. 
Katherine Miller, Joke Editor. 


Old — Glad you're back again. 
New — Glad you're here! 

Well, the Alabamian got here be- 
fore you did, and is mighty proud 
to shake your hand as you step out 
of the taxi or stand in line to reg- 
ister. Read it as you stand in line 
five hours from the place you're 
headed for. It will help pass the 
time away. Don't forget to read 
yctur college paper. It is you and 
for you. Enjoy its short stories, 
reiish its giossip and giggle over 
ita -iofes — because thev're so old; 
that's being a real college student. I 

the gate shows that you already 
have the old college spirit and we 
are eager to give you moire. Would 
you know how to get the most out 
of your college life? Then here is 
the way: Start now! Stand by the 
Y. W. C A,, the Student Govern- 
ment, the Senate, your teachers, 
your school mates and above all, 
be true to your own self! All these 
things make your college and you 
are a part of everything in the 
school, a great part. Think of this 
when you are tempted — say, "I 
will ''Keep Faith" and you will! 

Once .more, the Senate greets 
you and may you feel from the 
start that it is "your voice," and 
that at any time your suggestions 
will be greatly appreciated. With 
your help we can keep the right 
attitude towards every organiza- 
tion in our college. We are anx- 
ious to help you but we are also 
anxious for your help. Working to 
gether there is nothing we can 
not do for our coleg?. "Keep 

In the latter case they must be re- 
turned when the library reopens. 

Come on over and make yourself, 
at home in your library; enjoy 
our books and magazines but do- 
not forget to be silent when you 
are there. 






Freshmen, we acknowledge the 

COR 1)1 4L GREETING !^ ac ^ we ^ iave one °^ £ rea t 

' "3t libraries in captivity and the 


dent- Senate, 

• VC.1CC 

- -trf-44w -f*«<<tattav bids; you w^conw* 
Alieady you are a part of the serf- 
ate. It is yours! In accepting our 
greeting you are ''Keeping Faith, 
you are believing in us for we are 
happy to welcome you to your 
college home. We are happy to give 
to you the college motto, "Keep 
Faith," and may it always inspire 
you to uphold the highest ideals for 
which our college stands: 

What does it mean to Keep Faith? 
Those two words mean that from 
the time you enter the gates of 
Alabama College to the time you 
leave and even after you leave that 
you are given a trust; the stand- 
ards and principles and ideals of a 
mighty institution. Your college 
life and the happiness which it 
shall mean to you depends on the 
way you "Keep Faith". Tempta- 
tions will come to you, ''don't care 
moods" will often, try to seize you 
and there will be times when you 
will have to use all your will pow- 
er to do as you feel you should 
Others have gone before you and 
they have had the same tempta- 
tions. The greatness of our college 
today "depends largely on the way 
they have kept Faith. The future is 
now in your hands and we believe 
that you will help to make that fu- 
ture even more successf ul than ifae 

Do you realize that you are now 
a part of Alabama College? The 


er imposing but 
it's or"-' c " v :."" i t pleasure and con 
: JTii for your pleasure and con- 
venience. Besides, the many books 
to which you will be referred in 
your course of study we have an 
excellent fiction room to the right 
of the desk when you are facing 
the librarian. Go in, look over the 
fiction and decide on the book or 
books you want. Then come out to 
the librarian and give her the 
books and your name. 
They register it and give it to you. 
Fiction may be kept out two weeks 
but it must be returned promptly 
to prevent your paying a fine of 
two cents each day it is over due. 
As you enter the large reading 
room you will see in the right end 
of the library two magazine racks. 
Here you will find an almost in- 
exbaustable variety of magazines. 
!I :ese may be picked at random and 
read in the library without being 
registered. The cannot be taken 
from the library, except at clos- 
ing time and they must be return- 
ed when the library reopens. 

Plays may be taken out for three 
days. Be sure and return your 
play;; an time because a fine of 
five cents is imposed every day the 
bock is over due. 

The reserve books given out at 
■the desk are books left at the desk 
by the faculty for the exclusive 
use of his or her class. These books 
are to be! taken out for one hour 

Poor,, insignificant, pestiferous, 
green, fresh rats! What ever on 
earth can be done to and with 
them! How can their freshness and 
greenness ever be knocked out of 

Students of Alabama College, 
that's not the question today. 
Freshness is a positive indication 
of alertness, the possibility of a 
keen insight, and is a proof of vi- 
tality, energy, cool allurement. Of 
course there are some on the cam- 
pus who will say that's stretching 
things some, but these very same 
ones will come to the conclusion 
upon proper and authentic reas- 
oning, that freshness is a synonym 
of the other terms listed. Who 
wants a student on the campus of 
'^LAima College who lacks vitality 
and the other qualities merotioiieuY 
Surely, one must be convinced, we 
want our Freshmen to remain 

Now as to. the next part-— that 
problem of being green. Since the 
matter is being discussed, it might 
as well be settled that green things 
are growing things.. But who needs 
anything like that settled for her? 
That's not a hypothesis, no axiom 
or proverb. It's a fact. 

So Freshmen, of you want to 
you may stay green, but for your 
sake and that of every one about 
you don't confuse the terms 
''green" and "ignorant." Ignor- 
ance cannot for long be tolerated. 

But as long as there is about 
ycu a real freshness and green- 
ness you'll be loved and respected 
by your upper classmeni 

The following serious sugges- 
tions may prove helpful. 

1. Make all the friends you can 
but have at least one good friend 
in an upper class and one in the 
faculty. Go to them for advice and 
information, after you have the 
satisfaction that they are real 
friends, true to the core. 

2 Don't "check your religion." 
Keep in touch with your denomina- 
tional activities going on in the 
col'leju, attend Sunday School, 
preaching service, Y. W. C A., 
morning watch and any other ser- 
vice of a religious nature in which 
you may be interested. 
Ref d your Bible and pray. Services 
are held five minutes before 
''lights out" on each hall every 


church letter to the local churd 
of your choice. It will give you*., 
contact, personal relationship an 
satisfaction nothing else will. 

3. Study. It's fine to be papula 
beautiful and all the other thing.;; 
girls delight in,, but when the fiir, 
al test comes, there's nothinf 
that helps like a fine bunch q 
grades. Don't wait till the middl 
of the quarter to begin work. Graj 
ing starts the first week. Do you\ 
best now. 

4 Indulge in proper recreation 
al activities. Be a good sport. Get 
out and have fun. But let it 
wholesome fun. Use the pool, te 
nis courts, basket ba]l courts, hoc 1 
ey field: they are yours. Dane* 
hike and take advantage of th! 
camping opportunities offered. 

5. Take part in student activ 
ities. Find your field and do you| 
best in it. There is an activitf 
here for each one. Let your natur, 
talents and your ambitions judgi 
as to where you belong. But 

6. KEEP FAITH!" Realize now 
that your success depends largely 
on your beliefs and your adaptation 
Steer clear. Take a straight path. 
JRr duiKAsohte JL~ oiltan . j&xneQfL- 
Trust in God, the other fellow anc 



Compliments of 
Jewelry Store • 



Compliments of 


The Drug Store on the Corner 

thrill you felt when you drove in only, or when the library closes, night in the week. Bring your 


University and has had several 
years of successful experience as 
a teapheir. 

Miss Effien H. Gould comes to 
Alabama College as head of the Ex- 
pression Department. She hoflds 
the following degrees: B. A. Coe 
College, B. 0. North Western Uni- 
versity; also the M. A degree. 
She has had wide experience as a 
teacher and as a reader. 

Dr. Esther Marguerite Hall 
comes to- us as Head of the History 
Department. She holds the A. B. 
degree from Franklin College, the 
master of arts from the Universi- 
ty of Wiscamiin, and the Ph. D. 
from the University of Wisconsin. 
She held the Adams fellowship in 
Modern History at the University 
of Wisconsin which is awarded on- 
ly to the strongest of the post- 
graduate students. 

Miss Marion Hah holds the bach- 
elor of science degree from North 
Western University, has traveled 
widely in Spanish and French 
speaking countries. She was in Cu- 
ba, during the summer of 1924, 
and in France during the summer 
of 1925. She comes as an instruc- 
tor in the Modern Languages De- 

Mi: s Augusta Hardin of Eclectic, 
Alabama is a graduate from the 
Cincinnati Conservatory and holds 
the Artiste' diploma in Voice. She 
has nad several years of successful 
teaching experince in the Missi- 
ssippi State College for Women, 
- Florida State Ccflege for Women, 
and other institutions of similar 
rank. She comes as .a teacher of 
Vou e. 

Miss Nellie Kent holds the bach- 
elor of science degree from Miss- 
isdppi State College for Women. 
She has taught physical education 
work in public schocQs, has been 
director of physical education in 
the Birmingham Y. W. C. A. She 
comes with splendid training and 
experience for the position of in- 
structor in the Physical Education 

Miss Olivia Lawson, former' rur- 
al supervisor of Walker County, 
has been added to the Education 
Department. She will give courses 
in Education in the College and 
will spend half her time supervis- 
ing and directing the supervisors 
of rural school work in Shelby 
county. She holds the bachelor of 
art; degree and has most of her 
work off for the master of arts at 
Columbia University. 

Miss Alta Patterson, formerly 
teacher in the Troy Normal School, 
more recently a graduate student 
at Columbia University, has been 
added to the Home Economics fac- 
ulty. She holds the master of arts 
deg~ee from Teachers College and 

has a very successful teaching ca- 

Miss Lorainne Peter takes the 
place of Miss Lamar as instructor 
of History, Miss Lamar is pursu- 
ing graduate study this year. Miss, 
Peter holds the A. B. degree from 
Ripon College, Wisconsin and has 
had several years of experience as 
teacher of History. 

The new director of 


of music-Mr. Ccilin B. Richmortd- 
comes to us from Pennsylvania 
State College. He was formerly di- 
rector of the School of Music at 
Tennessee Polytechnic Institute 
has also had wide experience 3&S 
an organinst and choirmaster and 
general director of musical activi- 
ties of various organizations. He 
is a graduate and post-graduate oif 
the New England Conservatory. 

Mss Alberta Potter of Eugene, 
Oregon holds the bachelor of music 
degree from the University of Ore 
gon and in addition to this has 
studied violin with a numbr . of 
well known artists, among them 
Rex Underwood of the University 
of Ohio and Franz Kneisal in New 
York. Sire has been teacher of 
Viclin at the University of Ohio 
School of Music for the past three 

Miss Ina Sessions of Texas comes 
las an instructor ' In the English 
'Department. She bids taskmaster 
V arts degree from Vanderbilt 
University and has been travel- 
ing in Europe during the past 

Dr. Marion Studley comes to 
tako charge of the English work 
at Alabama Colege. She holds the 
bachelor of arts degree from Wel- 
lealey College, M. A. and Ph. D. 
from the University of Michigan. 
She has been professor of English 
in Middlebury College in Vermont 
for the past two years. She has 
also traveled in Europe, particu- 
larly in England and Scotland. 
Her wide experience as a teacher 
and thorough training fit her par- 
ticularly well for the responsible 
position as head of the English 

Miss Hazel Swisshelm, assistant 
professor of Piano, holds the bach- 
elor of music degree from Ohio 
Wesleyan College, She has taught 
piano and pipe orenn for several 
years at Limestone College, South 

Miss Marguerite Scrogginsv a 
three-year graduate of Alabama 
College in 1923, returns to us as 
a part time assistant in the Eng- 
lish Department. 

Miss Mary G. Stallworth, who 
has been away from*Alabama Col- 
lege on a year's leave of absence, 
returns as head of the Art Depart- 
ment of the college. She has just 

received her master of arts degree 
(Cum Laude) majoring in art, 
from the University of Chicago. 
$hc will be warmly greeted by her 
many friends,, both students and 
faculty of Alabama College. 

Mr. J. S. Word has spent the en 
tire summer in Germany doing 
special research work and getting 
a f irst hand knowledge of the lang- 
uage from his contact with the 

Mr.E . H. Wills, Business Man- 
ager and Registrar, received his 
master of arts degree from Cornell 
University during the past sum- 
mer. His major subject was His>- 

Many other teachers of Alabama 
College have been doing special 
' luring the past summer. 


itevalio Merchants Are 
labamian Supporters 

•charts of Montevallo Liberal 
A abamian Supporters 
h? success of any newspaper 
nds net alone on the circula- 
and the material that makes 
reading, but to a larger extent 
the advertising, for it is thru 

set on a proper footing; 

There may be many things to 
which the anticipated success of 
the Alahamian may this year be 
attributed, but it is certain that 
the staff office would have to be 
closed were it not for the liberal 
support cf the advertisers. Merch- 
ants of Montevallo deserve espec- 
ial mention. They have been most 

hearty in upholding any- move- 
ment for the good of the student 
body and the subsequent growth 
of the college. This year before the 
manuscript for the initial edition 
of the school paper was ready for 
press ninety percent of the Monr 
tevallio merchants and business 
men had pledged a. helping hand. 
Their ads appear in this issue of 
your paper. Look them ever and 
when you go to town yive them 
•your trade; show them that you 
appreciate their interest and loy- 

When in Birmingham, Montgom 
ery and other cities whose business 
men shall from time to time ad- 
vertise with us, boost them. It 
pays them to advertise. It'll pay 
you to boost by trading with them. 

Miss Nina Dantzler returns af- 
ter spending the summer in a 
ma:.nei' p5ouiiar to Nina. 

Barber Shop 






Groceries, Candies and Fruits 

Hendtfick Drug Company 

Phone 58 

Try Our Drug Store First 

Alabama College Students, 
You are always welcome at 


The largest store in Shelby county. 



Miss Mildred Gwin and Miss 
Anna Murphree, both of Gadsden,, 
are net returning this, session. 
Florida State College for Women, 
at Tallahassee calls them. Their 
many friends at Alabama " College 
wish them much success! in the 
Land of Flowers. 

Friends of Miss Margaret Gay 
will be interested in learning of 
heir recent marriage to Mr. Alphus 

Miss Louise Brooks gees this 
year, to Brenau, in Gainsvi'lle, 
Georgia. An occasional letter from 
a Monte girl may help gome. 

Miss Lillian Prout was a success- 
ful co-conductress of a Tea Room 
at the Demopolis Country Club 
this summer. She is being heartily 
welcomed back to Montevallo by 
her friends. 

Misses Hazel Black, Anne Long, 
and Helen Baygcod report a most 
delightful summer spent at Blue 

Misses Elma O'Neill and Una 
Franklin arrived on the campus 
Tuesday, in order to publish an 
edition of the Alahamian. 

Miss Alma Baldwin of Enter- 
prise is wiiTvrttiJv:.- >'f*er a ton- 
silar operation. 

Miss Lucy May of the class of 
'25 and historian of the Alumnae 
Association, is teacher cf Engiish 
and History in the Clay County 
High Schcol at Ashland. 

Friends of Miss Julia Stroud 
will be interested in knowing that 
her sister, Helen, is a member of 
this year's Freshman class. 

Miss Bill Bridges class of '22, 
the first degree, student of Alaba- 
ma College, has abandoned teach- 
ing and is new selling real estate 
in Florida. 

Miss Martha Fuquay will oontirv 
.ue her studies this year at the 
American University Washington 
D, C. 

Miss Robbie Allen has moved 
with her family to Montevallp, 
and will be a town girl this year. 
Heir sister Martha will be a mem- 
ber of the Freshman class. 

Miss Florence Guyton has also 
moved her home to Montevallo. 
She will continue her studies at 
the college this year. 

Miss Eva Hargett reports a 
most enjoyable vacation spent in 

Miss Ruth Harrison of Enter- 
prise is not returning to the col- 
leg;, this year. 

Miss Sal'lie Mae Dalton of Opp, 
will be back this year after hav- 
ing- taugtht a year at Slocum. 

Miss "Skeet" Snellgx* 1 
an enjoyable summer as eou 
in a girls camp in the Nort! 
olina mountains. 

Miss Annie Jones spent a 
profitable summer as counsel 
a girls camp near Mointgome 

Miss RaUa Rudclnb 

do. Her many friends hen? 
her success in her western? . 

Miss Helen Gray McNeill a ; 
ladega enters as a junior this 

Miss Ina Mae Malone of Ai 
ton goes to Peabody this > 
where she intends specialize _ 
kindergarten work. 

Miss Susie Marshall has answer- 
ed the call to Florida. 

Miss Frances Rosenblum of 
Gadsden, is studying this year in 

Miss Mary Dudley Gray will not 
enter Montevallo this fall. She goes 
instead to Columbia in New York. 

Miss Agnes Hardy is teaching in 
the Ramar High School, Montgom- 
ery county, this session. 

Miss Deherty Aycock of Selma, 
is at present in training! prepara- 
tory to becoming a nurse. This 
comes as the realization of a life- 
long dream. 

Miss Lenora Holloway who was 
president of the Freshman class 
at Judson last year, will be a stu 
dent at Montevallo this session. 

TT Cf 

university of ^ 

O. Lawrence Hawthorne 

Winter days are often dreary 

But when springtime comes along 
We're a heap more interested 
^In the robin's GilGery song! 
ivlorhin' always seems most Welcome 

When you spend a restless night. 
After clouds 're black an' heavy, 
That's the time the sun looks bright! 

Seems to me there's somethin' like it 

In the way life deals with men: 
Prospects always seem the darkest 

Just before things boom again. 
And I'm thinkin' that the worries 

An' hard-knocks he gets before. 
Help a fellow prize his blessings 

Andjjood fortune^!! the more! 



T/yout! Tryout! Tryout! 

The way for the Freshmen to 
show the college their abilities in 
various lines of activties is to try 
out in a public performance. Try- 
out night for membership in the 
Dramatic Club of Alabama College, 
known as the Alabama Players, 
comes early in October. Each con- 
testant is allowed three minutes 
on the stage, but by working in 
groups of two or three, a play of 
six or nine minutes may be pre- 

The Dramatic Club was organiz- 
ed in 1921 and has steadily grown 
in strengtth and recognition. The 
teachers of Expression and English 
serve as directors. Public perfor- 


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ma.ices are frequently given at 
the college, and at least one road 
trip is made during the year. The 
membership is growing stronger 
each year, and the judges will, se- 
lect thirteen lucky giirls. as new 
members for the Alabama Players 
this year. 


Announcement has been made to] 
the effect that the Freshmen Com . 
mission with the assistance of Ha- j 
zel Black, president of the Student 
Senate, Helen Davis, president of 
Student Government, and 0. C. 
Carmichacl, Dean of Alabama Col- 
lege, is to conduct a citizenship 
School during the first two weeks 
cf the fall term, at which time all 
Freshmen are required to acquaint 
themselves with the essentials that 
make- up for good citizenship, and 
well rounded student life. 

The commission is hard at work 
on the preliminaries, and indica- 
tions are that every effort will be 
made that it may prove practical, 
beneficial and successful 

Plans have been almost complet- 
ed but will not be made known by 
the chairman until Tuesday night 
September 15, at which time ai| 
Freshmen and other girls in Ala- 
bama College for the first time wiJl 
meet in the Chapel for the purpose 
of enrolling in and beginning this 
much needed program. 




Runs Farm at 12 


/udge Lucy Stevens, who was 
. presiding- officer at the ses- 
ion of Sophomore Court which 
ust adjourned, announced today 
that the session just gone through 
'with was one of the most stren- 
mvs in the history of the judi- 
cal system of Alabama. It is said 
Jiat never before in history has 
i ccurt of its kind had such a full 
locket, nearly three hundred cases 
iavmg been disposed of. 

States Attorney, Una Franklin, 
lid aetata severe gruelling, and af- 
ter many heated cross disputes 
md examining won her point in 
nosi, instances, proving! the gurt 
f nearly every offender of the 
w brought before Judge Steves 
d her jury composed of students 
cm every rank of college life. 
[ Attorney for ihe defense, Laura 
hnson, made a brave effort to 
hold the integrity of those wno-n 
e defended. Her absolute re- 
tiUte respect for the court pro- 
eaure won for her unusual em- 
pence, and her clear reasoning, 
and earnest cross examining of 


(witnesses for the state (i. e. Soph- 
friiores) gained for her much ap- 

B'The speeches delivered by both 
Itorneys were said to be m 1 ;; 
asterful, and in keeping with v.'.e 
gnity and solemnity of the :c- 

While very few arraigned before 
the magistrate were acquitted, no 
life sentences and no death ^en- 
ten'-es were passed, the most s<- 
ere punishment given being four 
lears of hard labor on the hig\hway 
to knowledge. 


■Mr. Varner Sutherlin and Mr. 
perald O'Bannon of Gadsden were 

fthe guests of Miss Velma Taylor 
>«id Miss Helen Stroud. 

Z'%& year old Vina.. 
Rye Beach, N. H., ran a ^5-acre 

farm this summer, milk,..„ six 

cows a day; putting up ha?? snd< 

raising corn and vegetables. She 

made money to go to school this 





The Freshmen Commission, 
working in coordination with the 
senate, is this week conducting a 
c'tizenship school, for the benefit 
of the new students on the cam- 
pus. A number of group meetings 
hc* e been held at which time the 
Freshmen have been taught col- 
lege songs, yells, traditions, the 
motto, code, and regulations of the 
coh?ge. Talks have been made to 
■ h'-m by the president of the stu- 
dent body, and senate, the chair- 
man of the commission and Dean 

The importance of the motto, 
''Keep Faith," has been especially 
ftre^sed, and the commission has 
endeavored to alleviate some of 
the disorder, homesickness, and 
general "un-understanding" that 
is usually prevalent on a college 
campus during the first few week* - 
of school. 

It is believed that the commis- 
sion has accomplished some giood, 
and has made itself a permanent 
thing at Alabama College. 

EMiss Ann Jones spent the week 
Id in Birmingham. 



mansion, there so tall and 

l reign supreme through 

the land; 
h daughter who's within your 

proud to call you "Ramsay Hall" 

fe know you stand for loyalty 
E>r love, hope, faith, democracy; 
reverence you, both one and 

ihe grand old name of Ramsay 

may you live, Ramsay Hail 
service give to every call; 
='U ever love you as our own, 
first to call you Ramsay Hall. 


"The Voice of the Students," and 
the Y. W. Bulletin Boards are two 
conspicuous information bureaus 
in the main dormitory, the Y. W. 
board standing in the lobby, and 
the Senate, or "Voice of the Stu- 
dents" board' just outside" the 
door to the office of the Dean. 
Splhers even as important and prom 
inent are the boards used by the 
student government association. 

On these boards appear, from 
lime to time announcements, and 
information concering some or all 
of the students., It is therefore 
necessary that these boards be ob- 
served daily. 

The Y. W. C. A. gives permis- 
sion for students to use their board 
A request has been made, however, 
that no announcement be unofficial 
iy pinned on any bulletin board. 

Within a short time it is hoped 
ih.vt another board may be secur- 
ed for religious announcements and 
information concerning the church 
services, students conferences, stu- 
r>nt religious organizations, and 

Friday night at one o'clock tjf& 
mmated "Rat Week," the graM 
final ratting occurring at that ilim 
Never before in the history of .hL 
institution had there been en 'SB 
servance:, of such a week, ded?ca|l| 
to the presence of the venr|injfH 
Kamelin. This year, howeve^lM 
Sophomores, conscious of their §&t 
pe: iority to the newcomers, decjij 
ed that, with the permission of'tj|| 
president of the student body; 'alii 
the Advisory Board, "Rat Weesi 
should be observed in a most ellil 
orate and ostentatious mann^I 
The week ending Friday Septefj 
ber 25, was, the outcome^-of theP 
de'-p thinking and reasoning. "^J 

The following were the rules t f 
which those who claimed admi'?' 
tance to the Freshman class weal 


1. Caps may be removed onJ« 
at bed time, when going to churcS 
and at meals. They must be wart 
until inside the dining room door 
Said caps must be worn strai^fe 
and on top of head. 

2. No- paint, powder, or othg* 
cosmetics may be usid during "Ra; 

3. Hair must be v\ m straigh 
and behind ears. i 

?. No "Rat" may use th 
front gate to the campus. The sidi 
gate near the postoffice must q 
used instead. 

5. Extreme deference must 
paid all upper classmen. 

a» No rat may enter the dir 
ing room until all upper classme : 
are within the doors. 

b. No rat may go in the post 
until aftf 


e. When in crowded circui. • 
stances precedence must be showi 
upper classmen. 

d. The back door to Bloch Hal 
is the only one by which rats ma; 
enter that building. 

e. Strict and willing obedienct 
must be paid commands of all up 
per classmen. 

G. All freshmen must peram- 
bulate expeditiously, promulgate 
propitiously, and prognosticat? 

Note. Punishment for the in 
fraction of any above regulatior 
shall be left to the discretion a 
Sophomore Court. 

Pounders Day will be obesrved 
October the twelfth this year at 
Alabama College, the Senate spen- 
the occasion. The chief ev- 
ent of the day will be the dedica- 
Mm of Ramsay Hall, the recently 
Ipiipleted dormitory, made possi- 
ble by the gift. of Erskine Ramsay. 
3 'A "full and elaborate program 
Ips been prepared. Governor Wil- 
liam W. Brandon will be the chief 
Speaker, and representatives from 
colleges, and big organigations 
«i.;the state will be present. 
'•'Two toa.sts, the same which were 
'given college night last year, both 
cjf which were to the memory of 
■$anet Ramsay, mother of the great 
Jten';factor, and for whom the dor- 
rjAor is named . will be given. The 
toast used by the Golds will be giv- 
en by Hazel Black, president of the 
Senate, and the 1 one used by the 
Eurples by Helen Davis, president 
the Student Government asso- 
ciation of the college. 

One event to which the' student 
bodv is also looking forward is the 
barbecue at noon, 

Martha Young's Recital at eight 
o'clock that night closes the day's 
program. This recital is for the 
benefit of a scholarship to be giv- 
en the niece cf the performer. 

Several hundred people from 
ov=r the state are expected to be 
present, and the entire student 
body is expected to participate in 
the activities of the day, and to 
help make it the greatest Founders 
Day yet held at Alabama College. 

the Sophs exacted the following re- 

Monday. General ratting. Any 
mild form of ratting was permis- 
sible, and the rats were subject to 
the desires and commands of up- 
per classmen. 

Tuesday. Rainy day. Although 
the sun was shining brightly the 
freshmen were compelled to carry 
umbre'las with them as though it 
were rainingi It was a source of 
amusement to upper classmen and 
ojfjters to see the rats running 
from building to building, um- 
brellas over' head, in order to keep 
from getting rained on. 

Wednesday. Backward clay. All 

New Grading Require- 
ment Adhered to for Year 

The Honor Paint system of grad- 
ing will this year be a basis upon 
•-.'hivii depends the classification of 

any student. Heretofore only hours 
were considered, & certain number 
of hours being necessary before 
one could be classified as a Sopho- 
more, Junior, or Senior, as the 
case j might be. Undejr the new sys- 
tem j being put in now by Dean 
Carjiichael and his co-workers, the 
number of hours still has weight, 
but la certain num'per of honor 
points, based upon the grade se- 
curf4 for each hour's work must 
also ittaixed. A .grade of A on 
one hour's work indicates three 
honor- points, B, two. md C, one. 
F, counts as minus ""e honor 

' its se- 

In addition to the above rule; ! pcnnits - The nu mber 

cured for two quartei 
is correspondingly the 
means six honor poin 
i wo. The requirement 
lion is two hundred f< 
honor points. 

Any student who 
four year's course w 
as five hundred hono; 
be graduated with hi; 
and any student grac 
as many as four hundr 
be graduated with h 
The new system 


practical one was inst 
abanra College severa 
but little attention wa 
til the latter part of 

Heshmen were ordered to make ■ - at which time 

all entrances and exits walking michael made provisi 

Philomatic Notes 

Mr. Carlton Perdue of Birming- backwards. 

Thursday. Silent day. The Soph- 

l am Southern, spent last Tuesday 
with his sister. Pearl Perdue . 
Mrs. Dorsey Young, nee Mary 

str.ct enaction and < 
during the coming sch 

Ralph Laserby was 
Miss Irma Reeves. 

f Prancis Atta Miller is looking 
her mother— who left her a 

,;*ek old babe with a Miller family 

S Wichita, Kas., 24 years ago 
is married now — but she has 
diamond necklace h«r mothfli 
when disinheritance from her 

**althy St Louk family »u 

omores having unanimously con- 
tented that the freshmen had been 
McKenzie, was the attractive ta[kin S too much enacted a regu- 

guest of Miss Joyce Jackson Tues- ,atlon to the cffect that Freshmen , When one o'clock camt 
day, s , *~ •~~«»vw j-'.^^j,. 

We are verv gjad indeed to have Fnday - Grand Final Ratting, j corridors 
with us ag?in this year, Miss Mar- 0ne °' clock was set 33 the hour of where thev 

be absolutely silent on Thursday. ,vrbde their way throv 
Friday. Grand Final Ratting, ^corridors to the ass 

waited for 

gurite Scroggins, who for the last doom - Freshmen were frightened .' Whom they believed 
two years has been teaching in beyond expectations. Having Ireen | cort them to the cen 
Gadsden end Miss Helen Boykin, warned that the y mus t be fully r Scphs appeared. After 

who spent last winter in Eugene, 

dressed at the appointed time, a nigiht'e sleep anc 

Oregon. nearly all rats retired in their growth the humbled 

Miss Martha Orr, spent- the drtsses ' same °^ ^ em keeping on made their way back t( 

>vk k end in Birmingham, atiend- even their shoes - Thoss not rem ' feel n S fre e until Mor 

ing the Auburn Birmingham South laTly clressed were in % ym c]othea when ^ homore 
ern game. ^ n anticipation of a "rough time." convene. 

Air Defense 


Maj. Gen. James C. Harbord, U. 
S. A., retired, who is to head Pres. 
Coolidge's new committee, named 
to utudy our aviatoin defense needs. 
The committee met the President 
before going: into session- 


It belongs to the Y. W. C. A., 
and the Y. W. belongs to you. 
Since it belongs to you it should 
interest you and help ycu. And 
if it does interest you, if you 
wor k with it, enjoy it, and do what 
you can to make it grow, you will 
have grasped one phase of college 
life that will broaden you as noth- 
ing else can. Don't forget God 
while you're getting an education, 
for He is wisdom, and knowledge 
without wisdom is. hardly worth- 
while. If you feel that the Y. W. 
can help you keep closer to God, 
then please try to become more 
familiar with it. This column will 
be full cf Y. W. in every issue. 

Y. W. C A 
Rev. P. H. Carmichaei, Miss Carl- 
*or Cftre, Miss Nellie Stone, and 
Di*. aMt, 


Anne Long, president. 

Louise Ward, vice-president. 

Ruth Little, Secretary. 

Laura Johnson, Treasurer. 

Alice Quarles, Under-graduate 

lea Room, Louise Ward. 
Social Committee, Fannie Mor- 

Publicity Committee, Ruth Jones 
Home Service Committee, Eloree 

World Fellowship, Ruth Griffin 
Programs, Ruby Benton. 
Big Sister Committee, Gage Mor- 

Morning Watch, Eva Hargett 
brning Watch (Ramsay) , ¥ 

Helen Boyki 


Religious activities at the col- 
lege this year are believed to be on 
the brink of great success. The 
Y. W. C. A., headed bv Anne Long, 
is said to have perhaps the most 
capable cabinet it could secure, and 
to be looking forward to being a- 
ble to solve many student prob- 
lems during the year, and create 
a closer harmony among the stu- 

Piayer circles have been organ- 
ized on each hall,- so that in" addi- 
tion to the regular Y. W. services 
and morning watch there will be 
heici each night just as the lights 
go out, a group meeting for Bible 
reading and prayer. 

Denominational activities have 
received a stimulus.; also and the 
gdris of the various churches rep- 
resented in Montevallo have plan-: 
nod great programs for the year. 1 

The Baptists were the first to 
take definite action. Ibbie Jones, 
president of the Baptist student 
union has announced that girls 
here may find opportunity for 
work in any Baptist organization 
they may have been 'eonnected 
with at home. Six college classes 
have been provided for at the 
Sunday school, and it is hopei] that 
by interesting all the Baptist girls 
in Sunday school work a need for 
more and better cla. r s?s will be felt. 

An active Y. W. C. A. is now 
enlisting as many girls as it can 
The work is carried on in circles 
this year, four circles having been 
organized at the beginning of the 

A number of B. Y. E. U.'s are 
also to be organized, and the dir- 
ector is looking forward to some 
good work here. 

Catholic girls wei the next 
to make deiiiiitd yz^-. lo* the 
year's work. Tho the number , of 
Catholics in the college is small, 
they are most enthusiastic over 
the anticipation, of a successful 

The Presbyterian church of 
Mo'iM evallo, ■' of which Mr. P. H. 
Carmichaeh head of the Bible de- 
partment of the college is pastor, 
feels quite "fortunate in being able 
to secure the services of P 
Boykin as student 1 
Boykin's aim is to 
Presbyterian giy' 
some phase o^ 
al ictivitK 
en + ' 


OCTOBER 3, 1925. 


Published at Montev&llo, Alabama. 

Eima O'Neill, Editor in Chief. 
•Theressa Concway, Business Mgr. 
Una Franklin Front Page Editor 
Mildred Gilchrist, ) Circulation 
Katherine Miller, ) Managers 
Rosa Perry, Social Editor. 
Minnie Barnes, Cartoon Editor. 
Caioline Middleton, Art Editor. 
Kathleen Sims, Joke Editor. 

Practical Idealism 

Did you ever think about ideal- 
ism as being practical? I never 
did, until recently. I've always 
thought of it as something very 
beautiful, very desirable, but at 
the same time very useless, and 
far-fetched. Hearing a sermon at 
church affected me in the same 
manner; it was splendid, and eth- 
ereal and while I listened I felt 
transformed and lifted into an- 
other world. And therein lay the 
great hitch — it was another world 
and no one can fail to realize that 
it is in this world that we live, 
with these men and these women. 
Now there was nothing wrong 
v.ith the sermon, I don't suppose. 
The fault lay in my inability to 
parallel the idealism of those ser- 
mons with the activities of every 
day life. New to arrive at the point 
idealism is one of the most practi- 
cal things in . existence. That [ 

sounds paradoxical doesn't it, be- 1 come a personal element, and that 

be worked out for the keeping of 
the motto before the students and 
making it a vital factor in their 
lives both as students and Ameri- 
can women. 

"Keep Faith" as the term has 
been interpreted by the student 
senate, which was the organization 
responsible for the adoption of the 
motto, is a phrase which may be 
taken as a command and exhorta- 
tion, or as an ideal. The motto 
may be taken both for practical 
and theoretical purposes, may be 
applied in school, in life, in social 
.business or religious activities. 

When a student has come to the 
conclusion that she has kept the 
faith in all things for truly faith 
must be kept in all things if the 
term be lived up to, she has unques 
tionably come to the conclusion 
that she has played the game 
square, has never flinched before 
right, has fought on, has done her 
dead level best to live up to the 
noblest, purest and most worthy 
motives of life. "Steel true and 
blade straight" is a familiar term 
to the students of the college, and 
is one that in many instances has 
been linked with the Alabama 
Coiiege. motto. Truly it may be 
said, one cannot "keep faith" with 
cut being "steel true and blade 
straight," and conversely one who 
follows the latter is one who ine- 
vitably and conscientiously does 
"keep faith." 

It is the hope of those most in- 
terested, that the motto shall be- 


cause an ideal ^s something we 
yeam for, but never attain fully. 
But, for that matter, do we ever 
periorm anything in the maxi- 
mum degree? We. act our ideals ev 

it shall take a prominent place in 
the shaping of a girl's whole atti- 
tude toward life. 

m we spes 
f an ideal; 


we aid even in a small way, a lei- : fj 
low student, we show just what n 
our ideal of friendship is. Patience, b 
self control, democracy in spirit, 
fellowship— all . these abstract 
things we claim so tenaciously re- 
flect themselves in what we do. 

Your ideals will get you if you 
don't watch out! They won't be 
'leiu oack. The great problem is 
are they of the right .sort.. That's 
up to you. When do you get them? 
You are getting them now in col- 
lege. I believe that mere idealism [students there must necessarily be 

sfibblers' Club Try-Out! 

One of the most auspicious 
I'ncG this year occurring in con- 
ation with student activities will 
; the Scribblers' Try-Out for a 
club membership. The exact date 
for the try-out has not been set, 
but it will occur the latter part of 
October. Placing the date at this 
time will enable the candidates to" 
prepare the manuscript to be sub- 
mitted and will allow the remain- 
der of the year to be devoted to 
active writing and study. Besides 
the writing talent among the old 

all their own, patterned only a lit- j 
tie like the celebrated series of the 
Alabama College School of Music. 

Early arrivals on the campjpfc 
have already been a work with the 
proper authorities in an effort|3wj 
secure the chapel for se veral < hoice 
nights during the year. 

Among the various performanc- 
es put on by the effort of the 
Sophs, will be a carnival, sucH"£& 
the Sophomores say Bahama Cjfcj 
:ege has never before known; Soph- 
omore night, the plans for which 
have not yet been definitely work- 
ed out; the Big performance in 
the spring, corresponding! to the 
Kaleidoscope they staged last May: 
and the Howard College Glee Club 
which plans to come here early in 
the season under the auspices qf 
the Sophomore class. 

These are but a few of the things 
the Sophs are planning to do. They, 
say everything they put on, usin^i 
Sophomore talent, is to be entirely, 
original and to a certain extenf; 

Tiie Sophomore class of this yeatj 
was the first class to officially 
stage a class performance at Ala- 
bama College. It did that last May 
when it presented the Kaleidoscopj 
one of the most pronounced siloH 
cesses of sny season. From app#| 
ent plans and nopes, its endeffl|| 
vors this year are even higher. The 
Sophomore class is to be congrife 
ukted in taking' the initiative* in 
this kind of work It is thought, 
however, that this year each class 
in school will from time to time 
present performances. With such 
a stimulus, class, activities win 
r;rcw in importance and magnitude 
at the college. 

Bp$f beautify campus. 
Ko sponsor "Pill Week." 
Je^o instill meaning of- school 
_ Jpit the hearts of each student 
^JflPf s P° llsor "get acquainted 

• 12. To bring faculty and stir 
P<iw| to a closer, more sympa- 
tii-fie understanding, 
f f» • Anything and everything- 
^Mpme> up, if the doing of such 
v * ild seem beneficial and uplift- 
.' to the student body and the 
s .- ', a whole. 

Jffic^rs of the Senate are: Hazel 
Biitk, president; Callie Roan, vice- 
HLtidfifit; Robbie Andrews, secre- 
tary; Lucy Wood Baughman, treas 
" er. Members of the Senate are 
•Jilted from the Senior, Junior 
Sophomore classes. The Fresh- 
mjtjt will be entitled to ten seats 
Slier their regular class election 
iff January, their members to be 
ek'rted from among their number 
wiio average B in their scholastic 

spirit, with proper emphasis upon 
the school motto, "Keep Faith." 

■I Acquaint them with the facts 
of college life. 

4. Assist them in any manner 
the individual Freshman desires. 

5. Conduct school citizenship 

6. Give examination on student 
povernment hand book. 

7. Instill as members of the stu- 
dent Government association of 
Alabama College. 

9. Impress importance of ob- 
rervance of rules, and restraint 
from cheating. 

( J. Instill fact that student 
Government association is OUR 

The Freshman Commission is 
composed of Una Franklin, chair- 
man with Patty Cole, Margaret 
Buter and Mary Hungerford. 


One girl asked us where Post j 
College is, for as she says, "It has t 
so many graduates." — Hamilton. 
Royal Gaboon. 

' Who told you to put that paper!.' 
on the wall?" roared the head o); 
the house. f'j- 

"Your wife, sir," replied the dec 1 

' Pretty, isn't it?" 

£ W, C. A. Anticipates 

iMt'* 1 : J Successful Session 

*-;W. C* A. anticipates the most 
stejc'essfrfl sesson since its organiz- 

doming Watch, Sunday evening 
gj&ljPednesday, vesper cervices 
wil be continued in much the same 


heretofore, but every 

Student Senate Plans 

Big Scale For Year 

The Student Senate of Alabama 
College, an honor organization 
which collaborates with the Execu- 
tive Board of the Student Govern- 
ment Association, is planning to 
work in a big way during the 

fSBpf*JIl be made by the cabinet 
WMPfca the year's program as at- 
PE&fra and helpful as possible: 

11 , custom last year 
>akers from out of town will be 
aided in the program, .and one 
WfrjnesGay night in each month 
'.'• r J be devoted to some visitinc 

When Ma Bobbed Her Hair 

Pa was settin' and a readin' 
In his easy chair that night, 
Ma sprung^ it awful sudden then, 
Says "Gee I look a sight! 
My hair is simply awful 
And it's all a fallin' out 
It would make it thick to bob it 
Of that I have no doubt!" 
Pa fussed and fumed and argued 

And says ''You surely know 
That if you have your hair cut off 
I'll let my whiskers grow! 
Why you're much too old to cut it 
Do you think you are a child! 
Oh you simply want to bob it 
Just because it is the style!" 

Va got all boilin' mad and said: 
'Oh, you jtrt make me sick! 
I only want to cut it off 
To make it grow real thick! 
We women never say a word 

"In Hawaii they have the same 
weather the year round." 

' How do their conversations 
start?" — Texas Ranger 


He — Your cousin refused to 
recognize me at the hop last night. 
Thinks I'm not his equal, I sup- 


She. — "Ridiculous! Of course you 
are. Why, he is nothing but a con- 
coifed idiot." — Stanford Chaparral 

to bring here the leading preach- 
e - of the state. Men and women 
"'*»• other walks of life and pro- 
i^feions will be doubtless brought 
Wefe from time to time to deliver 
a" inspirational address!,; a $facti? 
c? "alk, -to held conferences or to 

school session of 1925-26. Many ^| ;a , 
the definite plans and details cf in , iagn j fyin 
the years program have not yjet 

comes to the college girl at college 
than "to the college girl at home. I 
say this because during the four 
most formative years of her life 
e is here. All her senses are 
nly alive and absorbent, Here 
~^ets the greatest nun 

fit, striving toward 
lill she learn to 
will she merely 
■nch friend 

jet, s 

a vast aptitude for original works 
among- the Freshmen. 

The manuscripts will be submit- 
ted to the Scribblers' Club and 
will be judged by two members of 
the club and one member of the 
English department. Any original 
works may be submitted in the 
way of short stories, poems, hum- 
orous or serious essay and plays. 
The winning literature with the 
una j names of the writers will be pub- 
"»d|iished in the Alabamian. 

t the end of the year the Scrib- 
s Club will have a collection 
literature published and 
+ o the Alabama Co llr 
vour name 

been threohed out, but members 
pf the senate have expressed thejh- 
selves as being of the opinion -SW 
determination that the senate 
shall become a power in the solu- 
tion of many problems and Hi {fir 
culties that naturally are to be ex- 
pected during the year. 

The Student Senate was 
izorl by ' the students 
the spring of 1925. The objedfc$| 
the senate is to create IHSIutam 
and extend scho i spirit of prober 
balance, and + > co-ordinate ft \*ith 
the outline rcgram of the vari 
ions it wishes to 
long the things the 
deavor to do durme 

the vision of the 
ind vidua! member of the Y. W. C. 


jra||pi&en Commission Un- 
Jtlerjtakes Responsibility 

PUS 01 


scrap book contain- 
eports and pictures 
ents, organizations 

of the college, 
or May Day Fete, 
laborate with the 
sard in putting on 

rd silver trophj 
leans most to the 
lis year, 
i 3,s checking a;.' 
dy, i.e. to personally 
s to each active or- 
the college, 
is Fresman Comi 

act two-weeks course 
izenship" for Fn 


ie Here. 

Iha Freshman commission, a 
department of the Student Senate 
of Manama College is planning- at 
ig.m- t!is-be&tt)ming- of the present year, 
(!ur ™£jt6.iUit inio practice many of the 
the-nesjand ideals that have been 
durem. at the college for many 
yfti v s>. It is the aim of the com- 
raibfcn; or rather of the senate, 
urAei whose auspices the commis* 
•i-icn -i» functioning to train the 
ne»v students in a practical way at 
tht beginning of school, so as to 
embie them at the outset to step 
mvi harness and get into the rank 

When a student enters college 
foi the first time she is entering 
a lew world. People at college 
th :l "k differently, act differently, 
an. I really are different to the peo- 
ph of almost any other, station in 
iff-. A student at first is lest. She 
is .'bsolutely ignorant of the regu- 
lations,, customs, traditions, and 
makeup of a collegie. She has to 
stirt all over again. 
1 ififealizing all this, and much 
rrW re. the student senate, with 
the co-operation of the Executive 
Bra^l of the Student Government 
association last year created the 
Freshmen Commission, to be in op- 
eration the first time during the 
3t«&»wi of 1925-26. 

The. -work of the commission is 
to make 100% college citizens cut 
of the Freshmen who enter school 
a*hd to develop them for the field 
of work they are most vitally in- 
le rested in. The shape and scope 
of i he work will become more defi- 
nite as th: need is further analyz- 
ed. Among the things the com- 
mission is planning to do are: 

1. Assign each Freshman to a 
senator, who will follow for two 
weeks the rules and regulations 
laid down by the senate. 

2. Train in Alabama College 

Just let your darn old 

I'm going to cut my hai 


She had it shingled in the back 
Most, half way up her head 
And paid ten dollars for a wave 
'Twould stay six months she said 
l'says "you look so pretty Imi" 
And then I seen her smile, 
"' 'Twas cut to make it grow my 

Not cause it is the style!" 

Pa never said a single thing 
To ma about her hair, 
But tried to act so stubborn like, 
As if he didn't care! 
And when friends complimented 

And said she looked so dear 
Why pa just looked so stubborn 

As if he didn't hear! 

Ma gx>t to feeling sort o' bad 
The way he did you know 
She wouldn't have it cut again, 
Said she would let it grow! 
And so she fixed it up one day 
And put a net on tight, 
To keep the ends all in she said, 
But my she looked a sight! 

When pa came in from work that 

Why he just looked at ma! 

She says "I'm going to let it grow 

You didn't like it pa!" 

Pa says "I'd have it cut again," 

And then I seen him smile, 

"Because I sort o' like it dear, 

Not 'cause it is the style!" 

— Selected. 

Applicant for .Room: — "What 
are your terms for students?" 

Landlady (in college town) — • 
Bums, loafers, dead beats and 
wonderful promises. — Colly White 

One day some few months agio 
an elderly, pious looking old gen- 
tleman met a little girl upon the 
street. It was very cold, and she 
had no shoes, and the elderly gen- 
tleman was so moved that he took 
the little girl into a fruit store 
and bought her a pear. 

) oung Husband to Nurse:— 
Quick, am l a lather or a mctner. 
-—Pitt Panther. 


ache in his stomach, when the 




he just 

Crr. istian Scientist 
wasr.'t ill at all- 
imagined he was. 

"But I know better," said thej 
boy, "I've got inside information. 

' Win 

earth are you wearing 




miss Lucy wAnter know"* 

X>OOE5 is STOP 3> E ^ii T(N . 



"Well" • Was -the reply, "I . am 

going to paint my house, and the 
directions on the paint can says, 
'for best results, put on three 

Love is a sweet dream, but mar- 
riage is the alarm clock. 

' Wait a minute there, wait a 
minute," interrupted the judge, 
"we don't want any hearsay testi- 
mony in this court. We must have ft. 
evidence which no man dares to 

"That's just what I'm giving! 
you," replied the witness." "I'mj 
telling it tto you just as my moth- ; 
in law told it to me." 


She — Is that a popular song he 
is suiging'? 

Le — It was before he began sing- 
ing it.— Irish World. 

"Are you sure," asked the old 
women, "that this century plant 
will bloom in a hundred years? 

' Positive, ma'am," answered the 
florist. "If it doesn't, bring it back 
— American Legion Weeldy. 

Waiter — Has your order been 

Waitee — Yes, and so has Bunker- 
Hiil. — Missouri Showme, 

Some people are like blotters — \ 
they get everything backwards—* 


Maid— M'am. I accidentally leti 
the baby's blanket fall out of thej 

Mother— Awfully clumsy of you 
Now baby will take cold." 

Maid— "Oh, no, he won't. Her 
was in the blanket.'' 

Uncle Ham was terribly absent^ 
minded. One evening he set knock- 
ing out his pipe, and presently 
was heard to exclaim: "come in!"— 


5t j : 

»♦♦♦»«♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦»»»»»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦<»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ whlcn required them to see clearly 

i * the return to themselves before risk- 
ing any such sura. 

He went to bed but did not sleep;, 
• and as he lay, reviewing bitterly his ' 
jbeggings of this night, he thought of 
'Kitty Hewitt on a cot in one of those 
steel-walled cells off the pen. The; 
[women prisoners shared cells, 

On tie street a newsboy was cry- 
ing her name. Shakily Bertram 
.bought a paper, and saw the story 
on the first page, beneath starl: „- 
[headlines. Kitty Hewitt had been 
jfreed from Jail. Below was the as- 

Shadows of the City 



♦^♦♦♦♦^♦^♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦•♦♦♦<I M » » *» » t»»»0»»» i : toni sMng report that a lawyer named 

Klegson had appeared with thirty 


(Copyright by W. G. Chapman) 

HE change th the police 
attitude toward Kitty 
Hewitt came with shock- 
ing suddenness. At ten 
o'clock she was a guest 
in the Fraley mansion on 
the Lake Shore drive, 
breakfasting with M r s. 
Fraley and with D r. 
Bertram Darand in the 
quaint. Delft-blue tile 
breakfas t-room of the 

cannel-coal fire was snapping and 
ing cozily In a black Iron basket 
e blue-tile hearth ; upon the table, 
ctiveiy set with breakfast things, 
ffee percolator was steaming with 
sant aroma. Sirs. Fraley sat fac- 
the fire; with her back to it sat 
^ ty Hewitt and between them Doc- 


fo one was to disturb them. This 

- b the order given to the servants 
ji j Mrs. Fraley; and certainly it was 

eeessary order, if the three in the 
e akfast-room were to procure any 
t of peace this morning. For the 
ephone bell was ringing almost 

The reason, of course, was the pres- 
ce of Kitty Hewitt This morning 

- UIous — literally millions — of people 
mted to know about her. What was 

e e truth underlying her amazing sltu- 

- Ion? 

What they already knew was cer- 
Inly provocative of interest. This 
3 rely girl, whose delicacy of feature 
d figure and whose natural manner 
ve proof of gentle birth and early 
•bringing, had been discovered to be 
friend of gunmen.- The most notori- 
• is youth in Chicago — a handsome 
lung man of many aliases, best 
Uown as Edward Pellen or by the 
ibrique! of "Eddie the Immune"— 
1 ig been her friend. She had known 
i e!l the members of an underworld 
i ing who grouped themselves about 
crook known to the police as Grame. 
' 'et It appeared that she had not 
een actually a member of the gang, 
> l the sense that she lived by its ac- 
ivlttes. She had supported herself, 
j&cently at least, by. teaching mah- 
longg to fashionable people. Further 
,. Ind more dramatic proof of her sep- 
' {.ration from Grame's gang arose from 
' jae ract that a- couple of days ago 
tvhen she learned that Grame was 
Holding Dr. Bertram Darand in his 
lower she had immediately called 

- fie police and brought them In time 
o save Darand. 

This was the spectacular Incident 
vhich turned public attention to her; 
md immediately it was followed by 
mother — a more unpleasant affair — 
. nrhen Grame sent a gunman, one Gerve 
Uivvy, to punish her for informing 
the police. Last night, as she sat at 
iuprer in a cafe. Pellen, protecting 
her, had shot down his co-gangster. 

For this act Pellen now was in 
fell, charged with murder; and Kitty 
Hewitt was safe in this big home on 
the drive. Ostensibly she was. here 
is a guest of Doctor Darand's good 
friends, the Fraleys; actually she 
Was here for protection against the 
gang and under a sort of informal 

For this. Doctor Darand and his 
friends had taken responsibility ; so 
her physical situation this morning^ 
Was comfortable. 

"What are they '"'ng with him i 

Bertram drove on and with a, 
troubled mind took up the routine of 
his work. It was one o'clock and he 
was on the west side of the city, fol- 
lowing a visit to the county hospital, 
when the front page of an early after- 
noon paper caught his eye. There it 
was In bold headlines: 
Eddie the Immune Held for Trial 

Without Bail 
A definite and undeniable step had 
been taken, bringing Pellen nearer to. 
doom. If Bertram felt it, how much 
more would Kitty Hewitt be affected 
by it! She had told him that the 
bond between Pellen and herself was 
not love; at least, not love on her 
part, she had said, though it was true 
Pellen loved her. They had grown up 
[as girl and boy together, Pellen and 
;she ; when disaster had met her moth- 
er, Pellen's mother had taken little 
Kitty Hewitt into her own home and 
brought her up to the best of her; 
ability. Eddie Pellen had been like a: 
[brother to her; and when he went 
"bad,"' Kitty had refused to forsake; 
him. He loved her— above everything 
else in the world. 

Doctor Darand also was in love 
with her. Of course this was a far 
[more recent fact and one to which she 
paid little or no heed. It was over- 
shadowed today by Pellen's trouble— 
Pellen who, protecting her, had put 
his life to forfeit. Bertram longed to 
telephone to her when the news of 
the indictment was being spread 
, through the street*; but what could 
he say? So, having no professional 
calls to make this afternoon, he 
took recourse to the resort of an idle 
physician, and absorbed himself with 
watching others work at a clinic. 

Later when Bertram stepped from 
the hospital doors into the lamp-lit 
dusk of the early evening a shock 
awaited him. New headlines screamed 
from the newspapers. Kitty Hewitt! 
they proclaimed. Something had hap- 
pened during the afternoon while lie 
had been shut up in the clinic rooms, 
something which surpassed the sensa- 
tion of the formal indictment of Pel- 
len; something involving the girl her- 
self, who was the actual heart of the 
case. Kitty Hewitt arrested! That 
was it. 

But she was not being held without 
bond, as was Pellen, who had fired 
the shot. The judge, who had ordered 
her held, had fixed her ball at ten 
thousand dollars. "As no one offered 
bond, she was taken to the jail." That 
was what the paper said. 

He drove at once through the dark 
streets to the jail. It was not the 
hour for visitors, but his situation 
and condition were exceptional, and 
he was let in. He had to see for 
i himself that Kitty Hewitt actually 
rwas in jail; and from the corridor 
; outside the women's section he caught 
a glimpse of her. About forty women 
were grouped about small tables with- 
in a barred and steel-bound enclosure 
'known as the women's "bull pen." 
■ At the fourth table behind the bars 
through which Bertram Darand 
stared, a patch of lovely color showed. 
He caught his breath. It was corn- 
[ color hair— Kitty Hewitt's hair! 

The guard who had piloted Bertram 
discovered her at once. "There's your 
girl," he said, jerking his thumb to- 
ward her table. 

He could see her eyes now; she 

'thousand dollars in cash and obtained 
ithe release of Kitty Hewitt from jail. 

Cash I Anonymous, unidentified 
;cash that had been put up for herl 
Who had put It up? 
j A reporter encountered Bertram on 
ithe walk. "Just looking for you, doc-. 
Kor. They say some of your rich 
•friends put up that cash bail." 

"Not any friends of mine," denied 
Bertram with emphasis. "I can swear 
ito that Tve seen them all. But 
[look here—" he caught at the report- 
er's sleeve. "She's really out of jail? 
•You've seen her — out?" 

"She went off with Klegson, the 
lawyer," the newspaper man assured 

| "Whose lawyer?" Bertram demand- 

[ "Why, doctor, I was after y 
]&sk that." 

"If I could tell you, I would,' 
■ Bertram. "But I don't know; I 

"Tell the driver Addison 
jand she gave a number. 



know. Where did Klegson go ivith 
iher?" ,' 

"He wasn't going with her; she 
was going with him — to his office, it 
dooked like. I don't know, though; I 
had to come to find you." 

And, having found him, the reporter 
insisted on accompanying him; but 
IBertram did not care. The reporter 


where I've been living," she said. I'll 
show you all I know about myself and 
who — who might put up thirty thous- 
and dollars cash for me and send me 
word to 'jump' It." 

The house on Addison street proved 
to be a small frame building which 
,must have been built thirty or forty 
years ago and which antedated by at 
[least a generation the tall new flats 
[which walled it on both sides. 

It was the last sort of place which 
!Be:tram would have Imagined to be 
[Kitty Hewitt's home. "You live 
he he asked, as she showed him 
Into the parlor. 

"I'Te other addresses, as you know," 
[she answered. "But here's my refuge' 
when I need It. No man has ever 
cctne here with me or for me before. 
iTwo friends of mine own the house — 
two old maids, one of them bedridden 
now. She's upstairs; her sister works 
in the library. They gave me a key 
•so that I could come here to read to 
Ithe Invalid and for my own sake 
wbenever I needed to. They keep 
•.all the personal possessions of Kitty 
iHewitt I'll show you." And she 
listened upstairs. 

It was evident that she stopped 
rst In the room of the bedridden 
! iter; for Bertram heard exclama- 
t.ons of delight from a gentle voice. 
Then the light, quick tread moved 
overhead toward the rear of the 
bouse and soon Kitty came down- 
s airs. She came slowly, and Ber- 
Vnm, looking up, saw that she was 
ctr'rying a heavy wooden box. He 
i [t«ok it from her and bore it fo the 
! parlor, where he placed it upon the 
WjMjt. They sat down beside it and 
| ;peried_tit. 

[ "Everything my mother left me is 
I !:i hers," said Kitty. "She died, I 
| told yon, when I was five. Then Ed's 
aother took me." 

"What do you think?" Bertram 

His fingers played with a locket 
which Kitty had opened. One side 
held a small circular photograph of 
her mother; In the other side was the 
girl herself as a child. 

He felt both sides of the locket 
and the side with the child's picture 
[seemed the slightest bit thicker. The 
[thought which leaped up seemed at 
-any rate worth trying. "Get some hot 
water and a cloth," he bade Kitty. 

How he wished not to destroy the 
Iplcture of her; yet to try his idea he 
had to. So he sponged and soaked, 
losing forever the likeness of the 
child's face but revealing another pic- 
ture below it. Carefully, tremblingly 
[he softened the old, dried paste and 
drew away the ruined picture disclos- 
ing a man's likeness. 

Bertram Darand whistled. Could 
It be possible that that man had been 
the one cut from the picture? 

Bertram gazed at Kitty, who was 
looking for the first time at the like- 
ness of the man she had wondered 
about all her life; she looked up at 
Bertram and gasped: "You know 

"I think," Bertram could barely 
speak, "I think I do. Anyway, I'll go 
out and make sure. But you muft 
stay here. Promise — promise me 
you'll stay here and wait for me." 
: When he set off alone, Bertram was 
thrilled with a tremendous excite- 
ment and bold with his purpose. "Car- 
fax," he repeated to himself, "Henry 
Carfax Is the man. ' There's no mis- 
taking the face in that picture." 

Ahead, as Bertram's taxi entered a 
canyon between the tall skyscrapers 
pf the city, loomed the white tower 
of the Carfax building, where Carfax 
had his offices from which he directed 
the destinies of half a dozen corpor- 

The office In which he found himself 
now was spacious and softly carpeted. 
It was empty save for a tall, well-set- 
up man dressed in gray, standing at 
Hie window. His back was toward 
Bertram — and the back of a well- 
shaped blond head— with hair the 
color of Kitty Hewitt's, barely touched 
with gray at the temples. He was 
lighting a cigar with an intensity of 
preoccupation which did not deceive 
Doctor Darand ; nor was he deceived 

by the attei 
"Well, Da 


"you provid 

of 'thirty tn 

at a casual greeting. 
it what can I do for 

,knevv where Klegson's office was, and 

together they walked away. 

He sent in his name to Klegson; 

and the girl who took his c?"A 
.brought out word that the attorney 

now?" she asked f nly, glancing | gazed at him steadily— until he low- 

from Mrs. Fraley to .ertram. "Him," j ered his head. It seemed to him not 

Of course, referred to the youth who j so much her shame as his that she 

i had put his own life at stake last i sat there. 

night for the sake of defending her; 
he was Pellen, Eddie, the once "im- 

"The grand jury Is In session," Ber- 
tram replied. "One of the Tribune 
reporters just told me that the state's 
attorney takes Pellen before the 
grand jury at ten o'clock." 

"I must be there with him!" And 
Kitty Hewitt arose, trembling. 

Young Darand caught her hand and 
held her. "Don't you see," he told her 
gently, "that you must stay here? Be- 
sides, even if you went to the crim- 
inal courts building, you could do no 

"Oh, I know It I" Wearily she sank 
again into her chair. "Today is their 
day; they'll Indict him— for murder. 
There's no use fighting against that— 
there's no stopping that 1 suppose." 

Mrs. Fraley poured clear brown 
coffee from her steaming percolator. 
"You must eat something now, my 
dear," she urged. 

But Kitty Hewitt had no appetite. 
•Tni spoiling your breakfast," she 
said. 'I'm sorry. If you'll excuse 
me, I'll go up to my room." 

"Of course I'll excuse you." smiled 
Mrs. Fraley. Bertram followed Kitty 
Hewitt to the stairs and escorted her 
up to her room on the second floor, 
where a maid met her and he was 

He started downtown almost Im- 
mediately afterward, or as soon as he 
got past the cordon of reporters be- 
fore the house. Being barely twenty- 
•even years of age, he possessed a 
■oat modest list of patients; yet It 
was long enough to provide, usually, 
an hour or two of actual work for 
him each morning. 

As he followed the guard away, 
barely noticing where he was led, he 
found himself again stirred by the 
question which so many others asked 
this morning, but which no one yet 
had answered: "Who was this girl? 

He drove first to the Fraleys'. Ber- 
tram knew that when she was taken 
away by the police the Fraleys had 
forsaken her; but he thought It pos- 
sible that they did not fully under- 
stand what It meant for a girl to be 
in jail. So he went to them and told 

They were very sorry; they felt ex- 
tremely distressed, indeed, for she 
had seemed such a lovely girl ; but— 
ten thousand dollars was ten thousand 
dollars, and it could not be offered .to 
penniless Doctor Darand for the free- 
'dom of a girl whom nobody knew. 
There was a chill finality in their 
tone; it was no use arguing. Ber- 
tram hurried on to the home of the 
friend next upon his list 

Half an hour later he was hasten- 
ing to the door of the third. By ten 
o'clock he had ceased to try to raise 
ten thousand dollars in one sum; he 
begged for half of It; for a quarter 
of it; then for a tenth of it only. 

At one o'clock in the morning, when 
even the mansions of the drive and 
Astor street had become dark, Ber- 
'tram turned wearily toward his board- 
ing-house room with experience and 
much bitter learning for his night's 
begging. He had learned that the 
friends of his father and the sons of 
the friends of his grandfather had 
maintained their fortunes through the 
preservation of a marveiously rigid 
attitude toward sums such as ten 
thousand dollars, or even five or one, 


She Left These for Me," Kitty Vent On. "From These I Learned 
Everything I Kdw About Myself.' 

"She kept these for me," Kitty went 
on. "From these I learned every- 
thing I know about myself. Mother, 
of course, would tell me nothing; and 
she told no one else, either. I can 
„ 'ffehember nothing whatever about 
could not see him; but a minute later any f? , tlier . but i ) ia d one. His name 
Kitty Hewitt came out. was Henry; it was engraved in 

She closed the door behind her nnd laotM p s wedding-ring with the date 
stood with her back to it, clinging of thelr marria ge a year before I was 
to the knob as though for support. boro 

She asked him, before the reporters ., Hls otner name was Hewitt, 1 sup- 
who crowded around her: "It wasn't pose; . at [ e ast that was the name they 
a friend of yours who put up that nad j, or me f rom my mother." 
bail?" Bertram was helping her take out 

Bertram shook his head. "No." tne things— an old Bible with "Mary 
Bertram took her arm and led her Hewitt" on the flyleaf; a work-basket 
out to the elevator. The reporters w1tn ra ded silk lining; a few spoons 
crowded close, filling the car which mar ked "Mary" and wrapped in cloth, 
stopped for her and Bertram, and. jj e ^me upon a mutilated photo- 
surrounding them on their way to the graph. It showed a young woman 
street, where Bertram hailed a taxi. W uh a lovely face like Kitty's except 
"Get us away !" he called to the tnnt her hair, Instead of being corn- 
driver. "Then I'll tell you where to <. iored, was dark. Beside her was 
go." ! a child with light hair— an adorable 

He took Kitty in his arms as th.. [ lltt i e g i r i. \\ was Kitty when she was 
cab sped off. "Now what is it?" hi perhaps four years old and Bertram's 
asked her. heart swelled at the sight 

"The ball! The cash bail! Some :' ! Another figure had been in the pic- 
one put up thirty thousand uollars i ^ure, but had been entirely cut out. 
cash for me!" i T*T think," she continued piteously, 

"Yes," said Bertram. "Yes.*' 

f'i: think it's plain, from what's here 

Mr. Klegson won't tell who It waa, • lthat mot her must have loved father 

at this time and then something 
terrible happened and she cut away 
every trace of him. What do you 
think ?" 

"I think," said Bertram, "he did 
.something which she could not bear." 
' ':<*What sort of thing?" 

"Probably he left her — for another 
woman, perhaps." 

"Yes," said Kitty, very pale. "That's 
what I've thought And I've thought 
—I don't know why, whether It was 
that I heard It when I was a child 
or got the Idea some other way— that 
after he went to the other woman he 
became rich. He was poor when he 
lived with mother. I always hated 
the rich ; I must have been taught to." 

"Your' father, I believe," said Ber- 
tram "undoubtedly became rich." 

She looked up quickly. "You mean 
you think fie put up the ball for me 
today r 

It was cash; there's no way to trace 
it But he gave me a message." 
"From whom?" 

"From the one who put up the ball. 
He sent me word : 'Get out. Go 
.abroad anywhere you want where 
you'll be safe. Never mind the thirty 
thousand dollars. Jump the ball. Lei 

• it go to forfeit.* And he sent W4 
thousand dollars, cash, to me wl - 
jword that I'll have more when I net i 


i "What?" cried Bertram. He unde-:, 

• stood now why she had known, befo 
;she saw him, that this cash ball cou 

not be the result of any effort of hi 
'with his friends. Some one with a 

tremendous and a vital Interest in h 
jhad done this for her. "Who cov : 
jit be?" he asked her. 
i She drew up In his arms and wttt 
[a little shudder gazed about "Did we 

get away from them?" 

Bertram looked out "Seems •o." 

m Bertram quietly, ■ 
ash bail, to the sum 
id dollars, to gain the j 
release of a certain girl from jail." ; 
He leaned forward, speaking more ; 
boldly than he had ever spoken in his ! 
life. "That girl's resemblance to you, ] 
now that the matter of the bail has j 
called attention to it, is very striking. 
More than striking— I think you know 
what I mean. Well, she is out of jail ; 
—that gir! we're both thinking of — i 
and she's safe at an address in town-! 
which I know. [ 
"It occurred to me that you might j 
p>-ef> r to go to her— rather than have ; 
me uriiig her here or to your apart-; 
ment, where Mrs. — Carfax and your: 
other daughter live." 
"You mean — " 

"I mei.n that there are some affairs 
to be settled. Am I right?" 

"Where is she?" he demanded in a 
husky voice, and passed a shaky hand 
over his hair. 

"I'll show you," said Bertram, "if 
you'll come with me." 

"You and I," muttered Carfax, "no- 
body else. Can you arrange that?" 
It seemed his only condition for sur- 

Bertram nodded. "That's exactly 
what I want." 

Carfax's big gray limousine was be- 
low, and in It they drove to Addison 
street. Kitty was at the door of the 
prim little old-fashioned house as Doc- 
tor Darand, with Carfax at his side, 
came up the walk. 

"Come in," she invited Bertram. 
Carfax halted, confused as to which 
should pass first through the narrow 
door; but with a gesture Bertram bade 
him enter, and then followed. 

"Kitty," began Bertram, feeling that 
this was the most difficult situation he 
had ever been in, "Kitty, this is the 
man who put up ball for you today." 

"Yes?" murmured Kitty, her eyes 
never leaving Carfax's gray face. 
"What is his name?" 

Bertram waited for Carfax to an- 
swer for himself; but he seemed in- 
capable of speech, and his head 
dropped. So Bertram spoke: "This is 
Henry Carfax, Kitty. You may have 
heard of him." 

With an apparent effort her lips 
parted, but still her eyes never wav- 
ered. "Oh, yes," she said, "I— I've 
heard of him. But why did he put 
up bail for me, Bertram?" Now, at | 
last, her quiet manner broke. "You— 
you— why did you put up that money 
for me?" 

And with a choking cry Carfax 
stammered: "Because you are my 

daughter." His eyes were piteous In 
[their appeal. 

Kitty Hewitt put a slender white 
ihand to her throat. "I— I never knew 
you. Do you know what you've been 

• to me? A hole In a picture— that's 
'all! Do you see this picture? My 

mother did that. She blotted over your 
: name— she wanted me never to know 
who you were!" Her voice rose with 
scorn. "Why did my mother feel that 

; Carfax's square chin quivered "I— 
T " 

• "Welt?" 

"I never meant to," he muttered 
hoarsely. "Oh, Kitty— my— my little 

I "Then my name was Kitty to you." 
iShe controlled herself superbly. "Tell 
>me, was my name Hewitt, or did my 
mother change It?" 

"I — I changed my name," the flnan- ' f 

cier confessed. 
"Why?" i 
"I was trying to — to make a new j 


"When? After you left mother and) 


Carfax brushed a hand across his ■ 
eyes and went on In a strained voice: 
"It all started with my ambition — to 
get somewhere In the world — to make; 
a better living for us all. I— I worked! 
hard, but I never seemed to get ahead. 
Then the — the thing happened. I metj 
a girl who had money and what I, 
needed — influence. Oh, I don't know! 
how It all happened, but I never let' 
her know I was already married. Andi 
I used her influence to help myself; 
along. She — she was Interested In 
me; and I got involved with her. I; 
only Intended to use her as a means 
of getting on In the business, but — " 
his head dropped again. "Your mother 
discovered it. 

"She left me then, Kitty. She took 
you, and went away. Oh, God knows, 
she had reason — I admit that T 
wronged her. I suppose fbe had to 
do what she did. But we— we ha<t 
been so happy once." He paused, thea 
continued: "She divorced mn not to 
free me, but to keep you. Kitty— so I 
might never claim you. Then she 
went away, and search as i did, I, 
never could find you. I looked every- 
where " 

"For mother and me?" Kitty »sk?d. 
"Or just for me?" 

"Both. I wanted — I t 

"Were you sorry? Did you want 
mother to take you back?" 

"It was too late then. I— I had 
married another woman." 

"Oh! The rich girl, of course. In 
a way I cau see now why I've always 
despised people with money." 

"But I tried to find you, Kitty. I 
searched everywhere — three or four 
years — for you and. your mother. I 
wanted to provide for you. Your 
mother went away without .ta.k'.'V* a 
cent from me. And she never waa 

strong, Kitty " 

"Except In soul!" The irirl> *yes 
blazed like sapphires. "Blh soul 
meant nothing to you !" • 

"Oh, hut it did! I never c' for- 
get her. I did everything, I tell yoa, : 
to rind her— searched and advertised 
for years. But I never found a trace 
until after she was dead. And (ban 
I couldn't locate you. It was years be- 
fore I learned where you had ticea. 
and when I went there nobody knew j 
where you had gone. I found out that 
a widow named Pellen had brought: 
you up as one of her own. But I 
couldn't find you. Kitty. The widow j 
had died and the Pellen home was 
broken up. Eddie Pellen was a fugi- 
tive from the police, and so I never 
knew where you were. Then, the 
other night, he did that murder." 

"It wasn't murder! He shot in self- 
defense — and for me." . 

"Whatever It was, my child -'-he was 
caught. And you were with hiin. I 
knew at once when I saw the picture, 
In the papers; besides, I knew you' 
had been brought up with Pollen. I — 
I can't tell you what I felt. But I' 
sett money, as soon as I could, to get 
you free." 

"You sent money," said she coldly, 
"hut did you come to th ) jail to see 
me ._ w hen I hadn't any «ne? Oh, you 
expect me to believe thL, story of how 
heartbroken you were and how you 
searched everywhere for me! But see 
how you kept under cover. How like 
you to send money by a lawyer, so 
that nobody would know you were 
putting up my bail ! Oh, I don't want 
your money I You can take It back. 
I'd rather be in jail I" 

"Kitty," pleaded Carfax brokenly, 
"1 don't deserve this." 

"No? And what do you think you 
deserve? Perhaps you want to take 
me home— where your new family 

"You know I c'as't do that. Please 
try to understand, i want to help 
you. There are charges usainst you 
"that— that— oh. you've got tb get or* 
of the country ! You can't sla.v * 
and face that trial. You've got to get 
away. Never mind the ball— I sent 
word to you to jump It. 1 don't care 
about the money, but for your own 
sake 1 beg of you to leave the country. 
I'll give you all the money you need 
and I'll send you more." 

"No!" Kitty Hewitt drew herself 
erect, her bead with Its crown of fair 
hair held high. And watching her, 
Bertram Darand loved her more than 
he had ever loved her before. "No,™ 
she said quietly, and with a dignity 
that amazed both men, "you'll not give 
me one cent. I shall not cost you a 
dollar. I was wrong about gMng back 
t0 j a ii — that would he foolish, for I 
must be free to help Ed. to. save his 
life. Do you suppose 1 Could run 
away and leave him— after what he's 
done for me? I'll be in court when 
they cail my name: but don't worry — 
it's not your name now : you've a new 
No. don't worry for a second 


that I'll tell. You can stay under cov- 
er." She turned away. "Thai's alL 
You can go now." 

"But Kitty " 

"Please go." 
- "You are my daughter." 
. "I want to forget that. Go. now. I 
; didn't send Doctor Darand to fetch 
iiyou. He went himself. I don't want 
;to see you again. Go!" 
ii The financier turned a face gray 
'iwlth suffering toward the door and 
[walked unsteadily out of the room. 
! Neither Bertram nor Kitty moved. 
'Then there was a sound of the front 
idoor closing, and with that sound 
[Kitty Hewltt'B bravery crumpled. She 
! wavered and would have fallen but 
that Bertram stepped forward vfji 
fcao»M her In bis arms and b- ^ 
cieae Urn. 



Mrs. J. C. Little of Birmingham 
spent last Thursday with her 
daughter Alvis. 

Miss Alma Alman spent the 
week end in Birmingham. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Alman spent 
Sunday with their daughter, Miss 
Alma Alman. 

Mr. Lewis Sims of Birmingham 
spent Sunday as the guest of Miss 
Mary Nobie. 

Mr. Wilbur De Van and Mr. Eu- 
gene Malcne of Mobile, were the 
guests of Miss Margaret Coleman 
and Miss Hat Leath on Wednes- 
day of last week. 

Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Davis of 
Birmingham spent Sunday with 
their daughter, Miss Helen Davis. 

We are always very glad to have 
Miss Althea Hughes back with us 
this year. 

Miss Ruth Freeman of Alexan- 
der City spent the week end with 
Mis'" Antonio Tolbert. 

That Letter Home 

Montevallo, Alabama 
Sept. 14, 1925 
Dear Mother: 

Well, I arrived last night and I 
thought I was safe and sound un- 
til as I stood on the steps with my , 
suit case I felt what I took to be ! 
the taxi rolling over my feet. I 
turned around as soon as I recov- j 
ertd myself and saw it was a big j 
fat Junior standing on my new 
cantilever's She was mighty sweet 
she grabbed my suit case and took 
me to my room. You don't know 
how giad I was to get behind clos- 1 
ed doors. Every body on the front 
seemed to know everbytody else 
and I just stood there feeling like 


Judy Rayburn, clever negro im- 
personator, clown, wit, artist, 
"Pickup," staged his one-man min- 
strel in the airy auditorium-^ 
j Men tone, on top of Lookout Moat^ 
tain. Six hundred young peopff 
..i.o^at his own age were there 1 i 
see and hear the clever actor-^j 
I and to laugh at him. No one evei 
itcok Judy seriously, never at al.l 
[But then, one couldn't blame them. 1 
No wonder they laughed at hinj) \ 
j He was Judy. And didn't Judl 1 
[glory in making people laugh?-';* j 
seomed so, at least. And if Judjl 
; did glory in making people jaugjj 
he was at the height of his- glorjj 
at Mentone, the fashionable sura 
rier resort of Alabama, — that is 


Hattie McLeod spent Sunday 
with us on her return from Birm- 
ingham where she was sole dele- 
gate for the Ku Klux Klan from ten minutes to seven my room mate 
Camden. She wil! leave soon for i got up and grabbed a towel and 

1 u come to the jumping off place , 

, t ia resort that is fashionable when 
until that taxi — I mean that Jun- . , . , . , .73 

. , , people of fashion flock theret 

lor stepped on my new shoes and „*/ , 

,v , , Vi That s logical isnt it? As it 

then acted so sweet to me. 

Mother, I took out your picture 

and Bob's too, and talked to them 

a long time. I was crying all over 

then when my room mate came in 

It was the first time I'd ever seen 

her but she's right cute and I 

think I'm suing to like her fine. 

This morning I got up about five 

thirty, and wanted to take a bath, 

but there wasn't a bowl or pitcher 

anywhere. I lay down again and 

pretended to sleep. About five or 

pens, however, the place is term . 
a little differently during June <.„ 
every year. That month it is quit< 
a ranctified, religious, inspiration 
al place, for church people fro:- 
every corner of the state congre 
gate there. Of course it was jus J 
a '.appen so that it was a. religion 
assembly. It could just as easily 
ana just as well have been any 

thing eke. But it happens to have ! ^ ° f Judy Paralyzed her. 

" apwry. Judy, but I simply can't 
■§L£*f£his is quite an important 

oic\ening locks of self-satisfaction. 
I "Yep, everyone here is supreme- 
ly interested in him. He is gaining' 
distinction and popularity on eve- 
ry hand — I can't understand it. 
lie is actually spoiling my stay up 
fljete.. Everything else is very re- 
fined and wholesome. The atmos- 
phere is truly invigorating, and 
^e' -inspiration — there are loads of 
ity Soor me! If the right man would 
'along I'm sure I'd fall des- 
ely in love in such a place as 
As things stand, though, I 
c uess I'll write the stories I've got 
"K^pes fcr up here. Yes, the place 
%ood for that too! Really, it's 
ohrugh to give anyone a new lease 
on.4ife. The place is so majestic, 
sfi beautiful, nature has been es- 
pecially kind here. Even as I write 
?$w know I can imagine myself 
sitting on Sunset Rock or Inspira- 
tion Point, writing my heart and 
^^away. I'd be happy in doing 1 
: i$fc"Tt hurts' me beyond words 
that. I cannot remain here next 
wtek — if only that infernal clown 
w. re not here!" 

A tap on her shoulder caused her 
o look around "Bettie, a crowd of 

ruined my last sunset here." This? "Does your husband do anythj \ 
last was not spoken. jto improve his deafness.?" •* 

The few of them paired off in ; "No— he has postponed it u'|j 
going back to the hotel, and sub- the children have finished, the 
sequently to the auditorium, where piano lessons."— Jugend. 
the last service of the week would 1 Mistress: — I saw the milkms . 
ne rendered. Murray was Bettie's kiss you this morning. I'll take tft 
e-t/xrt. In a. measure he made up milk in myself after this, 
to her the break of the spell at The maid:— It won't do 
Sunset. She was happy. good, mum, He promised to fci, 

Bettie, can't you possibly stay? nobody but me. —Ourselves. 
Is there no way?" j Willie had been naughty and 

She turned her head a moment fat: er was going to whip himl 
more toward the West. The colors ' My son," he said sternly, § 
w-re dying! out of the sky. The whip in hand, he confronted tl 
fnst deepening twilight engulfed ' 1 ad, "Do you know why I'm whii 


"St?, y — just a mcment Murray," j 
and clutching his arm she said, 
"On, I can't leave it — I can't, I 

1 11 stay as long as you wish. 
And. Betti-. dear, you don't have 
to leave. Can't you borrow the 
money? Is there any way I can 
h»!p you?" 

'No, I must go. But I'll come 
bade next year— that'll be a 
diusm to live this year." 

"Bettie, I've never seen you this 
way before. You're more serious 

jpiriVE you?" 

"Yes dad,, because you're bigg 
than I am." 

He took her out for a ice-crsaj* 


His pretty blue eyed Sal, 
But fainted when he read the 
"Cream, ninety cents a gal."— 

going to Sunset. We want I tonight than I've ever known you. 

!.>ou,ito come along. Put up 
flpS&g; that's all you do." 

'icen a gathering of religious 
workers. Judy's, performance in the 
an : itorium was also a happon-so. 

$ptr, I must get it off on the af- 

Savasota, Fla., where she has a 
cepted a position. 

a rag and I grabbed mine and fol- 
lowed her. I was in the tub Cone 

But it happened, or rather at^T 100 * 1 , mafl " She felt ^yas 

opening of our story which is al- 
so a happen-so, was about to hap- 

The curtains parted, Judy stood 

on the platform in all his glory 

(people were laughing at him). 
Miss Mary Wiley spent the week puid mother my new cantlivers hurt . T , . , . 

_ . , , , nn j. j. t i o ! l!e spoke a lew words m negro 

id m Birmingham where she at- 1 my ieet. What must I do? ! . 

We are very glad indeed to have , of these long white ones like Aunt 
Winnie back with us as "Miss Cas- 1 Jane has) when the breakf ast bell, 
tleman" a member of the faculty j ransr. Sara, my roommate was rea- 1 
this year. Idy before I got my shoes laced up 


tended the Auburn Southern game ! After breakfast I lined up in 

Miss Iva Mae Malone has moved front of Botch Hall, or what ever 

I dialect (an introduction winch 
might have been necessary had he 

to Miami and will attend the Fla. 
State college at Tallahassee. 

We are looking forward for the 
return of Miss Kathleen McCor 
mick at beginning of second quar- 

■Tudg« and Mrs. Grayson and 
family while an their way to Mo- 
tile from Dillard, Ga., were the 

S»ests «F Miss Margaret Grayson. 

Pi Kappa Delta 


After spending the summer in 
various ways the members of the 
Pi Kappa Delta club have returned 
to Alabama College with their 
*wme old peppy spirits ready for 
a year of work and fun. 

Those who returned are Kath- 
erine Prentiss, ' Ruby Foster, AT 
leen Johnson, Frauds Freeland, 
Ruth Griffin Rubie Joe Snellgrove, 
Lois Reynolds, Hazel Jackson, and 
two pledges Pauline Day and Sara 

Fiances Seay will be with us 
again next term. She did not re- 
tain on account of the illness and 
J "vth of her grand mother. 

' Green and Gertrude 
Broadway will spend the winter 
in Selma and Sophia and Georgia 
Jordan will also remain at home. 

they call it, on my way to register. 
I stood in line four hours and twen 
ty six minutes and was second to 
the door when the bell rang for 
dinner and the office closed. 

I noticed the Juniors and Seniors 
looked mig/hty fresh and pretty. 
I know they were upper classmen 
because they had that knowing 
look. I heard them laughing- about 
the grand rush the Freshmen; said they (the wise ones), 
always gossiped and visited the 
first day and half, and then regis- 
tv-rod when the rush was over. 

Well mother, please write to me 
ften. I'll write you more about; 
Alabama College next time. 



P. S. Tell Aunt Florence the 
gingham dress is too long. None of 
the girls here wear their dresses 
to the ankles. 

Diner (with menu) — Chicken cro 
quf.ites, eh? I say, waiter, what 
part of a chicken is the croquette? 

Waiter— The part that's left ov- 
er from the day before, sir. — Bos- 
ton Transcript. 

"How can I drive a nail without 
hifiing my finger?" 

"Cet your husband to hold it. — 


Groceries, Candies and Fruits 

Hendrick Drug Company 


Phone 58 

Try Our Drug Store First 

Alabama College Students, 
i ou are always welcome at 


largest store in Shelby countyjl; 

never before been in his glory at 
Mentone.) And if laughing at one 
glorifies one, Julian Lee Rayburn, 
Judy the clown, was about the 
most glorified person in Alabama. 

Judy's minstrel was a success— 
from the stand point of five hun- 
dred ninety nine. But then, Judy 
hadn't expected to have the. ap- 
proval of every one For five i-l ir - 
dred ninety nine, his hour of glory 
had glorified the whole afternoon. 
What need he care for the other 
one especially if he knew not of 
the disapproval? 

Bettie Warner sat in the lobby 
of the hotel at a desk. She wrote 
hurriedly, yet putting her very 
self into it. So intent would she be- 
come on the writing of her letter, 
almost a volume now, her head 
would bend nearer her work. Then 
as though realizing' her surround- 
ings, and becoming suddenly con- 
scious, she would sit, elbow prop- 
ed, chewing the end of the pen, 
which had not been in use by more 
than six hundred — or so it seemed 
from its writing qualities— an d 
pacing into space, as though enter- 
ing upon a new line of thought. 

"There is a pesky boy here", 
she dashed it off, "who has so corn 
pletely charmed everyone except, 
me that I'm wondering what's 
wrong with me. He's the veritable 
life of the party. He is enjoying 
a reputation of being exceedingly 
witty, clever, and original. But 
somehow I can force myself to do 
nd better than to abhor him. 
mentioned this to a few of tfea 
crowd and each one is puzzled that 
1 have taken him as I do. You kn<$jK 
low I've always been — such a gig- 
gler. It seems always that my eh* 
Lire laughing appartus is opened 
up. I'm so different from my old 
self up here. I laugh continually; 1 
but I do not for one minute think 
the gallant scion of an entertainer 
oi King Edward's: Court (for such 
ie is supposed to be) one whit^ 
cute a.nd clever. He sounds stero 
-.yped to me. This afternoon h© 
gave a minstrel, under what aus- 
pices I do not know — but he gavel 
it. And since he is one of these peo 1 
pic who enjoy being laughed at.jl. 
think he must have been supreme*? 
ly happy. He even showed it, to 
what I thought a disgusting degree 
I really believe if I had actually 
been tickled and amused by his 
itics, the performance would 
iave been spoiled for me by his 

he spoke. 
'This, is the last chawc3 you'll 
e. You're forgetting this is the 
ast afternoon you'll be here. Bet- 
ter come along wi:h us." 

' Oh, I could curse." she mutter 
?d with gritted teeth, " I hate 
* a." and with her eyes she seem- 
e to tell him, "I could stamp you, 
3 s, deught in grinding you to 

Two hours later as the sun sank 
b hind Sand Mountatin a small 
g ;*up of happy young people were 
j| jSunset Rock, watching the sky 
chnge color, and counting the min 
ules as the sun, burning in its 
( ;hry, slowly slipped behind the 

y was quiet, impressed, rever- 
e - \ ? ot that he never was. Those 
w '.o- knew him fully believed him 
sn.ere. It was Bettie, who not 
a- :wing him, didn't like him. . 

Che occasion was too great and 
h -< py to share with just one. For 
wlilq Mentone was tingling with 
gectric power and force that 
t the arrow deepest into 
■' i .tcus hearts, it at the same 
H^vas a place where fellowship 
congeniality and association meant 
in lph, that for the last sunset 
thty, without having planned it at 
•:•'] grouped together. 

^ It's terrible to be poor." Bettie's 
llpa^ere intent on the western 
hc l:m. Her solmen words were as. 
iu<: for a. big fire. 

'POOR!" It was Judy who dar 
ed f eed the fire. "Poor here, when 
J'? can look at that!" 

'Oh, really, tliat's not what I 
men, Judy. I mean I'd give any- 
th; g to have money to stay here 
a'n. her week, just to see that. I'd 
»ik< to stay. 
I:|pf|| then." 

I told you I didn't have 


your Could you be serious about some 
The thing else?' 

'Murray!" She looked at the 
dying colors in the West. Then 
skw'y, softly, almost as a whis- 
pcr came, "I don't know." 

The break of another day, a day 
ihot meant departure from a be- 
loved, even a sacred spot, found 
Bettie lying awake in her room 
m the Mentone Springs Hotel. 

' Oh, I'm so foolish, positively 
disgusting. I despise myself. I 
act as though I'd never left a 
piace in my .life. Why, I can come 
oack next year. What's the use of 
making such a do over leaving?" 
Then turning over as in resigna 
lion to peaceful sleep she closed 
acr eyes. Then, "Murray, Murray, 
why can't I get him out of my 
mind. I believe I love him. I'm a- 
fraid I do." 

Saturday morning dawntd 
bright and clear. Into the dining 
•i-JSvcn n ° om thers hurried and scurried'" 
the six hundred young people, 
who for one week has feasted on 
top of Lookout Mountain. Break- 
fast was served an hour earlier to 
accommodate those who left on 
early trains. Bettie was in the 

'Well, at any rate, I won't have 
V> tolerate that pest of a jester." 
She heaved a sigh almost of relief. 
Then turning to a bystander she 



Compliments of 

Jewelry Store 



Compliments of 

said, "Oh, I hate to leave. I just 
"iirft leave. Mentone is the grand- 
est place in the world." 

' You don't have to leave if you 
don't want to, Miss, Warner. What 


' lumph, stay anyway, like me!" 
would if I could you know 
tha t" 

'Yes, Bettie told me today the 
stores she's going, to write about 
Mcitonc. Her week here has been 
spent in other ways than 
" Ruth's firm voice struck an 
it< testing- note. 

>o you write? — I mean 
besides letters?" 


1! l 

• rly inquisitiv; 

Judy was 

'".o we have an authoress in 
ov.r nidst! All hail to Miss Bettie 
-Va - ^r. Judy bowed in profound 

Itfue off the 'ess'. I'm an author if 

i 1 80 y°u think you're going 
to ruthor — ize Mentone?" 

"''art of it," she shot daggers 
at hi'rri, if eyes can hurl weapons^ 
"Oh, I wish he'd go an. Now he has 

about staying and working in the 
dining room, The Pickup Family 
is quite eager to have you join 
the- ranks. ' The bystander proved 
the manager. 

"Oh, do you mean it? Do you?" 
Eagerly, imploringly, Bettie looked 
into his face. 
"Yes, I mean it." 
"You've got to be my working 
pi liner." Bettie stood aghast as 
she heard Judy's voice. 

'vll right, we can arrange for 
Miss Warner to be your partner 
if she wants to." ■ 

"Oh, I'd love to stay — dearly 
love it, but— but— " and to her 
self, the charm of the offer ruined. 
' 1'hat clown." 

"But— ycu can!" Murray's voice 
was firm, but the message in his 

eyes . 

i '11 stav. " 
Another happen-so had happen- 
. Bettie thought. 
Nearly six hundred left, sixteen 
mained over. They who remain- 
ed were the "Pickups," envied 
iVaiters and waitresses in the din- 
ing room of the Mentone Springs 
Hotel. The "Pickup Family," as 
they had named themselves, was 
the most exclusive and aristocrat- 
ic tamily on the mountain top — in 
the eyes of those not fortunate 
enough to have the necessary qual 
.'fixations — not a password, or evi- 
dent need, for it was not charity 
work, but college credentials, for. 
they were ai.1 college students. 
To foe continued 


The Drug Store on the Corner 












Barber Shop 















Expert Life-Savers and Many 
Thousand Swimmers Reduce 
Annual Water Toll. 

I Water sports in the United States 
have never been so safe as they are 
today, a survey of the work done by 
Ufe-Saving experts of the American 
Ked Cross in the past year indicates. 

Thousands of adults and young peo- 
ple were taught to swim proficiently 
■ t>y these experts during this period. 
In addition, 5,681 men, 4,187 women, 
! and 13,024 juniors successfully passed 
-the rigid tests of the Life Saving Ser- 
vice of the Red Cross. The total thus 
trained during the year— 22,892— is 
5,041 more than last year's results. 
The total membership of the Life Sav- 
ing Corps of the Red Cross on June 
10 was 72,810 persons. 
L Meeting the demand for qualified 
"Instructors and councillors in these 
limps, are the college men and women 
fof the country, many devoting whole 
fcr part of their annual vacation peri- 
ods to this field. Meeting the need 
'of standardized instruction in Life- 
Saving, Pirst-Aid, and kindred sub- 
jects, the American Red Cross con- 
ducted nine Pirst-Aid and Life-Savihg 
Camp Institutes this year with a total 
attendance of more than 600, in Maine, 
Massachusetts, New York, North Car- 
olina, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oregon, and 
California. Representatives of Red 
Cross Chapters, summer camps, life 
guards at municipal pool3 and beach- 
es, directors of physical education in 
schools, and others of this calibre 
made up the student body. 

A number of city or regional insti- 
tutions were conducted also during 
the winter at indoor pools to develop 
local experts. The aquatic school con- 
ducted by the New York Chapter was 
especially successful, it is stated.- In- 
spired by this system, many camps, 
pools, bathing beaches, etc., have 
adopted in whole or in part, the Red 
Cross Life Saving and water-safety 
I program. In the New England states 
(alone, more than 180 camps employ 
councillors trained in these methods. 
I A partial survey indicates more than 
8ft cities using the Red Cross senior 
litest a luiiiiiiiUL. requirement for 
J their municipal life guards. Educa- 
tional institutions hav« turned to It 
With enthusiasm. 

• This widespread instruction be- 
sides creating unprecedented numbers 
of expert life-savers, is developing a 
Tast body of Americans who are at 
home in the water. All contributes 
to safety the year-round, for swim- 
ming is a recognized all-year sport 
Soday, records show. 
E- The danger from water accidents 
ils ever-present however where proper 
lifeguards are not taken and to 
Broaden this valuable Red Cross Ser- 
vice is one of the reasons why in- 
creased membership in the Red Cross 
Is urged. The Annual Roll Call, dur- 
ing which the opportunity to assist 
Ml Red Cross work in many lines of 
Endeavor is extended, will be held 
prom Armistice Day to Thanksgiving, 
Wovember 11-26. 

New Yorker's Act of 

Courtesy Was Wasted 

t ; He Is a KevV Ycker distinguished 
for his unfailing courtesy. It lias be- 
feonie second nature to him to do the 
ngbt and kind thing. Strangely 
incugh, he Is also given to moments 
If absorption in which externals reg- 
ister only automatically upon his con- 
sciousness. Frequently, in his home- 
Ward walks, he becomes so occupied 
With his own 'noughts that he is in a 
World quite apart from that which .is 
Worrying past him. However, the in- 
stinct of courtesy remains, no matter 
how preoccupied he may be. 
tHe was strolling homeward an eve- 
ning or two ago, lost in reverie. The 
people who went by were merely gray 
lhapes, a flutter on the screen he dim- 
ly saw out of the tall of his eye. 
K'One shape came toward him, a 
^ague thing, one of many. As it 
peached a point abreast of him he saw 
(Something white flutter from it to the 
pidewalk. To his engrossed mind that 
peant only one thing, that someone 
propped something, and the someone a 
rVoman, as they are the ones who most 
Mten drop things. Courtesy demanded 
that he stoop and pick it up and re- 
torn It. 

For ]uSt one instant he emerged 
!rom his preoccupagon, stooped and 
•lcked up the white thing he had seen 
lutter down. He proffered it to the 
foxing woman, and then, all of a sud- 
len, realized he was handing her a 
Voolly white dog ! 

"Thanks ever so much," she said, 
■but I intended to let him down for a 
Ittle run." 

And Mr. Courtesy raised his hat, and 
•assed on and back into his reverie. — 
^ew York Evening World. 

enge of educated 
vomsnhood, todav. 

Kiddies Have Auto. 
I An electric automobile carrying. two 
children and weighing less than 100 
Pounds has been invented in France. 



Founders Day . Celebrated at ! Sarah Barnhardt, John Gil 
Alabama allege every twentieth bert and Ethei Barrymore 
ol vX-tober was this year perhaps Put In the Shade 

the most successful day of its kind 
eve; celebiated at the institution 

By eleven o'clock, the hour at 
which ceremonies were to begin 
hundreds of people were assembled 
sourah of the :'iag- pole on the 
front campus. A holiday was of 
course given, and every Alabama 
College girl had a part in the fes- 
tivities of the da*r 

Dr. T. W. Palmer, president of 
Alabama College presided during 
the day, and many eminent lead- 
ers in various phases of activity, 
wer>. included as speakers, on the 
prog i am. Among these were Gov- 
erno- William W. Brandon, Ers- 
kine Ramsay, Victor Hanson, Geo. 
H. Denny and L. O. Dawson. Oth- 
er speakers, representing the va- 
rious clubs and enterprises of Ala- 
bama, and the Alumnae Associa- 
tion of Alabama CcSlege, empha- 
sized the spirit and meaning of 
the cay. 

Dr, Denny spoke of the chal- 
manhood and 
and spoke in 
symbolic terms of the meaning of 
•Jane- ; Erskine Ramsay Hall, how 
it symbol' zes the spirit of Woman- 
hso and mother love, and .what, 
it means to the future womanhood 
of Alabama. 

Governor Brandon, whose ad- 
dress was the main one of the oc- 
casion spoke in acceptance of Ja- 
net Erskine Ramsay Hall, gift of 
the yreat benefactor to education. 
Erskine Ramsey. 
Special music was one cf the most 
intei esting features of the pro 
gram. Th" Dedication Sony, the 
music to which was writ .en by 
C. B. Richmond, director ch the 
school of music o ' Alabama College 
was sung by the ""borai! Quo. - 

A barbecue lurch was s jrved ail 
peopie who attended the perform- 

In the afternoon the Social Di- 
rector, Mrs . Reynolds, and the 
Senior class were at home from 
three to five to dll visitors to the 
college. The reception was held in 
Ramsay Hall. 

The days program was coin: 
piet;d by the icc'ta] given in the 
chapel at fight o'clock Monday 
evening, when Martha Young, one 
of Alabama's most gifted and 
unique litesateui - a series of 
original .negro divlect readings to 
a highly appreciative audience. 

tuscJIloosa calls 


Dramatic Club tryout, a perfor 
mance which is always locked for- 
ward to more eagerly than most 
any other except college night, 
proved this year to be even better 
than those who were promoting it 

Eac-h year the tryout becomes; 
more polished, artistic and enjoy- 
able, and *o muc'i talent was dis- 
play ed by he large number of stu 
dents trjing this time that it 
proved a difficult task to eliminate 
any one from future membership, 
and ,to pick the twelve lucky ones. 

The selections for the tryout 
were for the most part of a very 
hij/i type, and some unusually 
gosd work was lone. Miss Gould, 
director of the Dramatic Club, 
said that if the talent already in 
the club is of such a marked de- 
gree as that of the new girls tak- 
en in this yea,v, there are unlimit- 
ed pessibihttes for the club in the 
work it shall undertake to do. 

Tue successful applicants for ad 
mission into the Alabama Players 
are : 

Mildred (jilchrist and Lorraine 
Carmichaei, trying out in "Arms 
and the Man." Catherine Veitch' 
and Mary Willarri Hail, "The Im- 

Flock to the 
y October 30 

■ >gi:h had signed up when 
this pa er went to press to attend 
the Elitist Students Conference 
at the;? University October 30, 31 
and Ncve-mber 1st. It is believed 
3 limber will be substan- 
tiahy increased before the time for 

The geplist Student Conference 
; s held- an.iuahy. or rather is to be 
teld annually, this being the sec- 
ond sit Icld in Alabama. Sever- 
|9^|^^B a Ptist college boys and 
girt" i em every school in the state 

flits, year's conference promises 
to eelirW' ti?e one last year held at 

ThS program includes student 
speaklrs and men and women of 
emmont plane in Baptist activities 
The progi urn is built to meet, dis- 
citss tnd help salve student prob- 
lemsJknd difficulties, and is in it- 
Self J boon to Baptist activities in 
the \4riouc colleges. 

Atjthe iime this paper went to 
presi it was not known whether 
or .ffit Mmtevallo would hove a 
spejfler on the program, jhc Ala- 
bama Colbge will at least be rep- 
resented in numbers, spirit, pep 
and Interest. 

pies F Stoner of the Universi 


portance of Bein-r Earnest;" Cathjity I president; Helen Hagood, a 

forrMr student of Alabama Col- 

ermc Allen "Pienot in Pans," 
Frances Rush, "Rosalie;" Alary 
Garlington, "The Matter of Hus- 
bands;" Elizabeth Wea.the.rly and 
Laiuyn Godbold, "She Stoop s to 
Conquer," Maybelle Conner, "In 
Arcady; ' Catnerin- Prentiss, "How 

They Lied t 
Elizabeth \7 

Hor HusI: 


Our Wonderful Trip 

Have you ever been to Camp 
Winnataska? If you have, you will 
understand the word "wonderful." 
If you haven't, just read on. 

On Friday morning, October 3, 
. even girls Annie Long, our Y. 
W. C. A. president; Louise Ward, 
Fay Turner, Ruby Benton Gladys 
Waldrop, Lillian Prout and Ruth 
Jones, left for the Y. W. C. A. con- 
ference, held at Winnataska. We 
motored through to Birmingham 
and caughtt an early train Satur- 
day morning for- the camp. 

Nearly all the colleges in the 
state we: e represented Birming- 
ham Southern and Howard acting 
as hostesses. 

Our best speaker was Miss Bet- 
ty Webb, ihe national student sec 
retary. She is a remarkable young 
woman who had been to meetings 
;n China. England and elsewhere, 
and brought us their plane of work 
And say! the students of other 
countries work! They have a voice 
in the government and they know 
hte important things that are 
happening in their own country as 
well as ours. Do the students of 
America stand as a body to be con- 
sidered in anything, other than 
athletics 7 

There were several discussion 
group on campus proWenvs, can 

What Petroleum Does. 

Only two generations ago petroleum 
was practically unknown except as a 
medicine or chemical agent. Today 
it floods the whole world with light. 
It Is the world's great motive power on 
sea and land and In the air; and in 
a hundred forms it plays a prominent 
part In the world's industries. 

a person be a Christian today? 
and national problems, led by Em- 
ily Hare of Auburn; Miss Betty 
Webb and Fay Turner of our own 

The conference as a group decid- 
ed that Alabama s Y. W. C. A. ob- 
jective should be a study of Edu- 
cational problems that is, the 
world court and the neegro race 

Saturday night was stunt night 
and you should have seen the tal- 
ent and fun displayed, around an 
open camp fire and on the stage. 
Alabama ( ollege was represented 
by the production of "Wild NelL" 
The next conference is to be held 
at camp Grand View near Mont- 
gomery rnd want as many to 
go as can. 

Nothing could describe the beau- 
ty of the camp and the spirit of 

lege, wa? lest ye e r elected vice- 
president for this year, but her to another state cancels her 
opppitun'ty to serve in that ca- 
i.aeyf\ ; ; 

The Baptist' 1 activities and in- 
terests at Alaban l Collgee are on 
SnffiNftE and it is the prediction 
of those who are most heartily 
and e arnestly engaged in the work 
that the conference will be a stim- 
ulus to great achievements and pur 

The B. S. U. of Alabama. Col- 
lege is sending its president, Ibbie 
ucnes, as official deflate to the 


Erskine Ran? say Knows 

, Dicing the program Founder's 
Day, ! in fact just as the kernal of 
the day's, success was being reach- 
ed, Erskine Ram;ay rose and said 
he h^d a few b;'xes of candy he 
would like to dispose of. It seems 
that Mr. Ramsay had bought the 
candyj for the enjoyment of his 
party] as they motored from Birm 
ingrain to Mcntevallo, for the 
Founder's Day exercises. On the 
way, fiowever, the idea came to 
him ti> present a box to each of 
the several girls who were to take 
part i|i the day's festivities, or 
who hid previously in any way 
been qalled to ms attention. Ac 
cordin^ly, when he took the stage 
God over all the ■ inference as this 1:e to the front nrst > Helen 

Forum Is Alabama College 
newest Organization 

Hie Forum, organized to devel- 
ep and promote the forensic inter 
ests of the students of Alabama 
College, and to sponsor inter-col- 
legiate deoating, h, Alabama Col- 
'eges newest acquisition in the 
club line 

It begins its career under aus- 
picious circumstances and the 
girls who form its charter mem- 
bership are very enthusiastic over 
prosi eels for th j success of the 

O ie of the main activities of the 
organization this year is the pro- 
motion of the intercollegiate de- 1 
bates which will be held next April 
at which time Woman's . College, \ 
Judsc-n. College and Alabama Col- j 
lege meet in, combat. White the de- 
bating team may not be selected 
Irani the membe: <mip of the For- 
um, it shell take the initiative in 
such endeavors. 

New members may be: admitted 
at the discretion of the club, and 
the. Advisory Board, which consists 
of the heads of the Expression de- 
partment, the Dean of the college, 
and a member of the English fac- 

The officers of the Forum are: 
"Cricket" Abercrombie, president; 
Virginia Thomas, vice president; 
Alene LcCroy, Secretary-treasurer 
Other members are Theresa Cono- 
way, Elizabeth Ward, Hazel Black 
and Una Franklin. 


Gains 142,000 Members in Year 
in Schools Throughout 
United States. 

Much Interest in Debates 


poem, read by one of the 


I think that I shall never see 
A poem as lovely as a tree. 

A tree whose hungry mouth is 

Against the earth's sweet flowing 

A tree thai, looks at God all day, 
And lifts her leafy arms to pray. 

A tree that may in summer wear, 
A nest of robins in her hair. 

Upon whose bosom snow has lain; 
Who intimately lives with rain. 

Pee ns are made by fools like me, 
But oniy Cod can make a tree. 

— Joyce Kilne?. 

Davis, [president of the Student 
Govrnirnent Association of Alaba- 
ma. College, seco id, Hazel Black, 
prendejit oi the Student Senate of 
Ai'abamia College, the organization 
which sponsored Founders Day 
and the', dedications; Hattie Lyman 
president of the Senior Class, and 
Vivian ; Lctson, ^resident of the 
Ramsay Club, one of the social 
clues of A'abama, College, and pre- 
sented ea.h with a box of candy. 
As 3 resittit Executive Board Mem- 
bers, Senators, Seniors and club 
girls hate all been enjoying Nun- 
nallv's candy to their mouths' con 

Japan's Public Storytellers. 
Public storytellers can earn a Uvelfc 
hood in Japan. In the larger cit! » 
and townsi hundreds of them ply their 
trade, provided with a small table, a 
fan and a paper wrapper to Illustrate 
»d emphasize the point* of their 

Friday, October 16, the first op- 
en debate o£ the year was . Md ui 

the chapel at which time the 

Scribblers Club, challenging the 
Math Club, debated with them on 
the subject, Resolved, "That Math 
as a requuement for English Ma- 
jors should be abolished.,, The af- 
firmative was maintained by Lau- 
ra Johnson and Patty Cole, while 
the negatitve was defended by Mil 
dred Gilcht'ist and Aline LeCroy. 
Much interest wis shown by the 
audience, and it was slightly (?) 
feared that most everyone leaned 
personally toward the affirmative 
excopt, of course, a few brilliant 
Math scholars. The judges awarded 
a verdict to the effect that the af- 
nrmative merited the decision, 
,and the Scriblers to this day are 
sticking to their roint. 

Challenge to debates have been 
coming in thick and fast, and 
pretty hef.vy debating schedule isi 
already warrantee. 

The Sciibler's :hallenge to the 
Math Quo was the first one made 
Almost before the challengers had 
taken their seats Hazel Black and 
Una Franklin challenged any two 
men 1 hers of the entire student 
body to a joint debate to be given 
sometime in November on a sub- 
ject to be chosen by the four de- 
bating- Hcnlen Towns-end and Hel- 
en Prout accepted thechallenge. 

The Sophomoie class challenged 
the Juniors! the Freshmen chal- 
lenged the Sophomores; and the 
Tutwilers chalkrgcd the I'hilo- 
matnics. Other challenges are 
said to be forthcoming. 

A new high level in peace time 
membership of the American Junior 
Red Cross is recorded for 1925 — its 
ranks numbering 5,738,'648 school girls 
and boys — a gain of 142,000. 

This unique and powerful children's 
organization started as a war meas- 
ure, but today is one of the greatest 
influences for peace ever known. An 
increasing participation in local pro- 
grams of service has featured their 
year's growth. It is indicated that to 
a greater degree than ever pupils in 
the schools are performing individ- 
ual and collective acts of service in a 
true Red Cross spirit. 

The success of the Junion swimming 
program, launched last year through 
co-operation of the Life-Saving Serv- 
ice of the Red Cross, has led to a de- 
termination to make it a regular fea- 
ture of both these branches. 

An outstanding ^feature of the 
Juniors' work this year was the par- 
ticipation for the first time of a Junior 
Red Cross worker in the disastei 1 re- 
lief operations following the tornado 
in Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. 
Schools in many more fortunate local- 
ities displayed a keen interest in 
sending toys and books for the use 
of the. children in the disaster area. 

The Junior Red Cross porgram has 
flourished not alone in settled com- 
munities, but has been extended to 
Indian schools, and to native Alafskan 
schools where many Eskimo children 
undertook Junior work. In addition, 
the international correspondence be- 
tween schools is proving more and 
more popular. American schools are 
now corresponding with those in thir- 
ty-four countries. 

Strong Membership Appeal 
In Red Cross Disaster Relief 

Asking themselves "What if disas- 
ter should visit our city?" the leading 
citizens of many communities of the 
United States have adopted the Scout 
motto to "Be Prepared." 

Impressed by the frequency and the 
wide range of peace time calamities 
in their country , they have, organized 
their communifies with the thorough- 
ness which normal conditions permit, 
against the possibility of a time when 
there will be no chance for thought 
or plan. Red Cross Chapters in many 
localities are similarly prepared. 

Limit to Her Anger 

"So the engagement is off?" 

"Yes. She was so indignant when 
she heard about what he'd done that 
she tore off her engagement ring and 
flung it onto her right hand." 

Large Volunteer Work of Red Cross 

Volunteers under the Red Cross all 
over the United States are doing con- 
stantly for others, among their prod- 
ucts being more t' .n 90 per cent of 
the Braille readily matter for the 
blind, and a vast production of cloth- 



Christmas Pa<reant Is Now 
Be'ing Worked Up 

A musical page- nt original with 
two members of the Sophomore j 
class is to be given under the aus- j 
pices of the class, and for the ben- 
efit of the class just before Christ- j 
mas so the authors and directors : 

The class is now working out 
plans for the presentation of the 
pageant which is said to be ditler- 
cnt from anything ever given at 

Freshmen Elect Chairman 

The Freshmen class', always de- 
prived of the pri/ilege of electing 
a president until January, feels, 
nevertheless, that an executive 1st 
all essential, accordingly, it was 
with due ceremony that verdant 
rats met in the chapel recently and 
elected a chairman who tempor- 
arily acts as president. The respon- 
sible position, fell to Elizabeth Pra- 
thei. ar.d she se«;ms from all re- 
ports, to be satisfying the lowly 

The spirit of the Freshmen this 
year is much more cooperative 
tha i before, and they seem al- 
ready to have caught the spirit of 
true Alabama C>llege girJs. 

Miss Prather hopes by the time 
i egulr.r officers are elected to have 
'horcugldy orga.u zed the activi- 
ties of ths class. 


MdnievaHo. The cast has not yet 
beer: completely worked out, and 
detailed plans have not yet been 
made public. 

The president of the class, and 
the directors of the pageant are 
at work, however, and they intend 
putting on a t.erformance that 
will even by far surpass their 
'Kaleidoscope" siucess of last year. 

The Sophomores won, a certaini 
amount of fame during their Fresh 
men year hi lieu ci their, stage and 
dramatic achievf ments, and the 
i-ehool is looking forward to their 
productions this year. 


THE A L A B A 1 1 A N 1 Parlor. T.', rough the donations of 

Published at Montevallo, Alabama. 

Elma O'Neill, Editor in Chief. 
Therossa Conoway, Business Mgr. 
Una Franklin Front Page Editor 
Mildred Gilchrist, ) Circulation 
Kat'ierine Milter, ) Managers 
Ecsa Perry, Social Editor. 
Minnie Barnes, Cartoon Editor. 
Caioline Middleton, Art Editor. 
Kathleen Sims, Joke Editor. 

Y. H. C. A. 


Sunday night we did net send 
out of the state f o>r a great speak- 
er but we heard one from our own 

Ellen H. Gould read, ''The Song 
and the Man," fo. us and brought 
the startling question before us 
is our country, America, the 
land of freedom that foreigners 
think it is. Do we mistreat them 
£;fter they come to make their 
homes here? 

The program was declared by 
many to be the most interesting 
that we h^ve had this year. 

There was also a beautiful solo 
sung by Ann - Jones. 


We seldom think of service es- 
pecially the rignt kind, but on 
Wodn sday night, Una Franklin 
gave us a splendid talk on it. She 
is one of the outstanding student 
speakers and brought out some of 
the .'^lowing thoughts: Claim your 
freedom in service is service 
worth while from a practical stand 
point? Assumii: 
about the rew 
cam ■■ in theS3 T > 

"God is the 
knows whether 
doing are tone 
on His. We in.fl 
are the best C 
fcgdy; kwows." 

Applying to a practical problem 
of influencing ethers, one gcod 
deed that we do may make the des- 
tiny of one we know not, if we 
serv we are free, and are raak- 

n is 

many good people and the work 
of the various loyal students and 
teachers xir supply of books in- 
creased, yes, even doubled. As 
time went by the need of a separ-. 
ate building for this wonderful 
work was leahVd. The result was 
the construction of our preesent 
library or which we are all so 

The library influences us in 
many way:-. We are influenced by 
it without even ntering. Yes, just 
look on the top of it. "Knowledge 
is Power," sets us to wondering 
whether wj are powerful or pow- 
erless. Then when we enter, the 
quietude and studiousness of all 
rouses in us the desire to join in 
such; thu« becoming more power- 
ful through gaining knowledge. 

I dare say many of us take cur studies to talk on never 
once thinking of talking on the 
thing thai afford-: up all valuable 
information on . ich. Do we? 

I have rad the pleasure of us- 
ing our lib? ary for reference work 
and other work but I will tell you 
of tbe greatest pleasure it affords 
me. When I attended the teacher's 
Institute m Columbiana last fall 
I realized i had ■ ; problem to solve 
before star ting my little one-teach 
er school. Where, wotdd I find an 
ample supply of oocks to keep the 
minds of children of various class- 
es busy wJiile I was having' other 
class recitations,? None other than 
our own faithful librarian gave a 
talk that morning on. how we could 
e>eeu:e traveling libraries t'rcin 
Alabama College Library. This 
w:s a great relief When I enter- 
ed my work I found <rome parents 


insisting lhat Sears Roebuck ca,t- 
1? The answerUjjjgj,^ furnished the children suf 
r 'ds : (ficie.-'t k. 1 v> ledge What would I 

uoge, and Cad j iave dene or these poor children 
;e things we are | hay,> don-: bad it not been for the 
• our names sake Alabama Lollege library? Through 
nee others, "You • ou t tire scholas.tu year this work 
>stian that some Enabled tlie mothers and fathers 
at thf; ch'idren to read material of 
vslue and pleasure to them. It 
gave me great jey to know that 
through rome of these books, the 
mothers i earned .iew methods of 
cooking and sewing; the fathers 
img .or the freedom of an ennobled new agricultural knowledge and 
womanhood. I healthy environment information, 

Many other strong points were Lesides the many benefits the poor 
brought out and we should take children, derived rrom them. 

him such ideals th?t to^tay she 
lives through him and the Softs he 
has made m her memory. ][ 

"Last year our 'Coilegelpfight' I 
was eleolierTed to that son, sjfid Lu- 
la Hawkin- of the class of "2K gave 
a toast that night, which shaicalled 
'The- Flame.' It was dedic#|ed to 
Erskine Ramsay in memorylpf his 
mother, Jaret Ramsay: 

A flame burned on the hillaide, 
Ann filled the sky with red]}' 
Whi.'e up the slope in crimson} light 
A . ; reat white >.ithway leda 
Far seen, the flame leaped up in 

An 1 cast a wenrrcus light, * 
While up the pathway many toiled ] 
Led by that flame so bright. 
We follow you wx.o led the way 
To service, noble, true, 
Ann to your memory, Janet Ram- 

We dedicate this to you." 

Trris toast, "A Mother and per 
Son'' is the one given by Mary 
Bradshaw of the class of '25: i 

"This colletift night amid our 
son ; and cheers, when youth glides 
on so bouy.\nt and so free, may we 
turn our minds tc one who loved 
youth so, and pay tribute to her 

"Once in the sunshine of God's, 
love, there lived a woman, a wo- 
man true to ,ionor and to i ght. 
Periiaps a hfe secluded was her lot 
who knows? Perhaps that life was 
be - :..*, to shed its influence on that 
sen, who bom to her seemed des- 
tined to a life of service for man- 
kind. | 

"Her noble soul wound round 
this, boy's heartstrings. From he*-' 
he Lamed the lessons hard of life 


(By REV. P. B. FITZ WATER, D.D., Dean 
of the Evening School, Moody Bible In- 
stitute of Chicago.) 

(©, 1925, Western Newspaper Union.) 

Lesson for November 1 


the lesson to heart. 

After tc'hng thusly of our li- 

WOLLD FELLOWSHIP MEET. j bre , ry I know we realize the great 

On Sunday aftei 

eral Ccndit 
triers. In G 
have long i 

trom tw 

ly the labor; 
hours rangi 
ven sevente 

hotr s 

a cay. 


; \ value of it and w ill give more of 
I your tunc to singing its praise in- 
stead of oe voting all of our time 
to the praising of all the various 
other phaees of our college. 

1 In concision, . might, say to 
'you that our library and its great 

■'work is lo the students of Alaba- 
ma College ?.nd the citizens of | 

,ish; him all she knew dtt 
truth and right. Toda| 
that soul revives again in hira. 
His genereus gifts are echoes of 
herbcr wishes materialized in him* 
Ma?' something of her spirit come 
to dwell in us, those who will walk 
the hall named jr her hono r^^ j| 
"And thus t%.prove 9 that noth- 
ing ends, nothing dies, may she 
be with us in spirit today and 
long as Alabama College stands, ' 
reselling' out her rams as site does 
to Jie young womanhood of Ala- 
bam ■.. May that, spirit dwell upon 
us m silent benediction, Janet 

About tfouf 


Things You Should Know 

iae^ries that have hour sys 
terns. Far these long hours they 
rocv:ve very poor pay. A great evil 
in China -is the contract labor sys- 
tem.ThrOii;Th these the contractor 
sucoed in r.'bbi.irr the laborers of 
par : of the pay they should be get- 
ting, However, there are a few 
Eng ish and American factories 
where the workers receive fair 
pay and treatment. 

A religious movement known as 
the student movement is creating 
much excitement there now but 
whether it is doing any good or 
not cannot yet be told. 


Remember girls, here's where 
you eat! A good line cf candies, 
chewing gum, potato chips and ev 
erything go:d to eat. Open every 
morning from ten to twelve and on 
Tuesday, hhursiay, and Satur- 
day aftern<!Ons and en these af- 
ternoons cl kinds of good- sand; 

-tin gives 
!d be moi 

to the 
e won- 


At the dose o- the dedication 
.service fo Ramsay Hall, held on 
Founders Day, October 12, at Ala 
jam* College, th • iwr toasts which, 
wer" give T last "college night" 
wer given ayain, Helen Davis, 
pres. dent of the Student Govern- 
men; association, giving the T oast 
of uie Purples, Hazel Black, presi- 
dent of the Senate giving the one 
of the ''golds." 

"Coile;e Night,' which is observ- 
ed annually was last year dedicat- 
ed to Ersk-ne Ramsay, in memory 
of ins moi her, Tanet Ramsay. It 
was to -he memory, too, that the 
two fonts, were given. Wren Dr. 
Palmer and Dean Carmichael were 

wicvea It is aLso open at night planning the program for Foun 

fro: i 9:30 to 10. Come to see us! 
We appreciate your partonagc. 


When we see the large building 
of o'tr Hilary »r when we walk 
into its quiatnes? do we stop to 
think of what this great work docs 
for us? Do we stop to think of 
the good it does for numerous out- 

ders Day, tney deemed it appropri- 
ate that the same words be said in 
her memory that "College Night," 
seemed so fitting. 

'Tie foil, wing 1 are the toasts as 
rendered oy the .wo student lead- 
ers, the fit st made by Hazel Black, 
the second Helen Davis: 

''it, is fitting that we pause to- 
day and pay tribute to the mem- 
ory of om whose name we love 
and speak m reference. Through a 
life of service st 1 > taught her son 

At one ume the library was kept 
in what is now edited the Student the ways of life and inspired in 

by John Joser M. D. 

The Stomacl Rest E - .?s 

Nature's laws — Wi. eally 
God's laws, are infallib* either 
reward for obedience or penalty 
for disregard, r 

Digestion is a wonderful process 
which acts independently of our 
will. In man, this most important 
chemical laboratory operates only 
in daytime, as is true in lower ani- 
mals. Digestion ceases with th< 
oncoming of night. Digestion "goe; 
to bed early" in order that othe 
important work may be carried o 
during sleeping hours. This s 
true of all animal creation. "to 
try to awaken digestion la tie 
night is a dangerous violation f 
both natural and divine la*. Tie 
penalty is ssre. * 

Man cannot maintain lis 
strength without protein. Thee 
are animal and Tegetable, and ffe 
taken as food. cintil acted upm 
by man's digestive fluids, they a;e 
unfit to enter his circulation, andif 
absorbed undigested, are active pi- 
sona And, most things swallowd 
are absorbed, whether digested or 
not. Fancy all the juices of a hesy 
six-o'clock dinner being thrust h- 
to the blood stream without propr 
digestion in the stomach! No wil- 
der the victim' is stupid, and wih- 
out appetite next morning. tfo 
wonder the "no-breakfast" pin! 
The merciless, invisible foe in liis 
chapter is THE FASHlONA&E 
fiance of natural law is bulking 
blood-pressures all over our laid, 
hardening arteries, and producng 
all manner of liver and kidney lis- 
eases. Apoplexy — cerebral lienor. 
xhage — the death certificate reds. 
Killing more men at fifty to stty- 
five than cancer! ^Traced bacl to 
the six o'clock dinner in the est 
majority of instanc*5! Those rho 
persi«t in 'this defiance of the iws 
of health are certainly reaing 
consequences. This sort of cima 
is never unpunished. 


(Temperance Lesson) 
LESSON TEXT— Eph. 6:10-20. 
GOLDEN TEXT — "Be strong In the 
Lord, and In the power of his-migrht." — 
Eph. 6:10. 

PRIMARY TOPIC — Loving and Obey- 
ing Our Parents* 

JUNIOR TOPIC— How to Be Strong. 
IC — Strong Armor for a Hard Fight. 

IC — The Fight Against Strong Drink. 

This is not a temperance lesson In 
the usual sense that it deals with in- 
toxicants, but in the sense that it has 
to do with the believer's walk in con- 
flict with the devil. Perhaps there has 
been no time when the evil one hiis 
made such' a terrific fight as he is 
now doing >n his attempt to nullify 
the Eighteenth amendment. The Chris- 
tian has been saved by grace. Though 
bis redemption is free, between its 
beginning and consummation there is 
a real, severe and protracted conflict. 
This conflict is most difficult and 
dangerous because it is not with flesh 
and blood, but with principalities, 
powers and spiritual hosts of wick- 
edness in high places. Though the 
conflict is severe and painful, we 
should bravely battle on because the 
issue is sure if we go forth in the 
panoply of God. 

I. The Source of the Believer's 
Strength (v. 10). 

It is in the Lord. Only as the 
branch is united to the vine, or as a 
limb is united to the body, is there 
strength of life. We dare not attempt 
this conflict in human strength and 

II. The Enemy (vv. 11-12). 
The enemy is the devil, a personal 

malicious being, with his many sub- 
ordinates. His personality is proven 
by the names given him, and actions 
predicated of him. He has an exalte i 
position, and is mighty in power, and 
all unsaved men are under his power. 
He is the original sinner, and is ex- 
tremely cunning. He has power over 
death; enters into men; blinds their 
eyes ; lays snares for them, and sifts 
God's servants. In carrying on his 
work, he has his churches and min- 
isters. However, ho resting under 
a curse. The death blow was given 
on tiie cross, and he will receive his 
I'iSore in the lake of flv 

lii. The Christian's Armor (vv. 

This means that his weapons of 
offensive and defensive warfare are 
not of man's devices. Just as his 
strength Is from the Lord, so Is his 
armor. The believer dare not act 
j merely on the defensive. He must 
I attack his spiritual enemies as well 
I as resist their spiritual attack. 
| 1. A Girdle of Truth (v. 14). 

The truth of God, sincere 1 .} - and 
j honestly embraced, alone will avail 
i In this conflict. Reason, tradition, 
' speculation and dead orthodoxy will 

fail in the crucial hour, 
j 2. The Breastplate of Christ's Rlght- 
' eousness (v. 14). 

' As the metal plate covered tiie vital 
I organs of the warrior, so the right 
! eou&ness of Christ protects us from 
j tWfe enemy's assault, 
i 8. Feet" Shod With the Preparation 
j of the Gospel of Peace (v. 15). 

This suggests the firm foothold of / 
' the soldier and his alacrity — readiness 
, to proclaim the message of peace, 
j 4. Shield of Faitli (v. 18). 

By this he is able to quench all 
the fiery darts of the wicked. Christ 
is the object of that faith. 
5. The Helmet of Salvation (v. 17). 
Consciousness of salvation enables 
a man, knowing that he is a child of 
God, and fellow-citizen witKr.'e saints, 
to lift up his ifead with confidence 
and fr>-vTgoroiisly assault the enemy. 
6. The Sword of the Spirit (v. 17). 
This is the Word of God, the 
Christian's offensive weapon ; with it 
he can most effectively put his enemy 
to flight. This Christ used in the 
temptations in the wilderness, Matt. 
4:4, 7, 10, 11. The church of Christ 
has won all her triumphs by the Word 
of God. Where she gees on using 
this, she goes on conquering, but 
when she falls back upon reason, cul- 
ture, traditions, science, or the com- 
mandments of men, she goes clown in 
defeat before the adversary. 

IV. The Way to Get Strength to 
Use th* Armor, and Courage to Face 
the Foe (vv. 18-20). 
This is by prayer — and prayer alone. 

1. Every Variety and Method of 
Prayer Should Be Employed (v. 18). 

2. He Prays for His Comrades, "All 
the Saints" (v. 18). 

He sees all the believers standing 
shoulder to shoulder against the 

3. He Is Persistent (v. 18). 

JL@re imw Dog-Owners 

By Albert Payson Terhun® 


Old Man Negley Repeated Over and Over, "Lie Down, Lie Down." 

OLD MAN NEGLEY had prom- 
ised Colonel Prouse to come to 
the colonel's Vine street house, 
after work hours, to begin the educa- 
tion of his sis-month collie pup. 

■v l ie colonel had made a false start 
in th.-a education by losing his temper 
at the puppy. Thus for the first few 
minutes after his own arrival in the 
Prouse yard. Old Man Negley content- 
ed himself witl, romping with the 
youngster and feeding him bits of 
cracker from s capacious side pocket. 

The little collie was in » gay and 
friendly mood by the time the old man 
(still in the same tone as when they 
had iieen playing), said to him: 
"Lie down !" 

He accompanied the words by a 
softly steady pressure of his gnarled 
hand on the pup's loins. Bit by bit, 
under that friendly pressure, the pup- 
py sank to a sitting posture; Old Man 
Negley ct Uimuing to repeat, over and 
over ; 

'Lie dowu. Lie down. Lie down." 

ili ' »<im s*wted himself, the 
pressing u.und was shifted to his shoul- 
ders ; the <>ld man never ceasing to re- 
peat: "Lie down." 

As at last, under this light pressure, 
the puppy's forefeet slid forward and 
he lay at full -length. Old Man Negley 
praised him extravagantly and noisily ; 
petting him and feeding him more tits 
of sweet cracker. 

The collie realized he himself had 
done some highly praiseworthy thing; 
even if he did not yet know what that 
thing was. And, being full of vanity, 
he was tremendously pleased with 

A second and a third and fourth 
time the old man repeated the per- 
formance of making the dog lie down, 
by pressing alternately his loins and 
shoulders and by saying the same 
words over and over again ; ever re- 
warding the completion of this by 
much praise and by fragments of food. 

Inside of ten minutes it began to 
dawn on the clever baby's mind that 
the act of lying down had something 
to do with all this praise and petting. 
Wherefore, in an experimental fash- 
ion, he proceeded to lie down at Old 

child was has learned to pick out a 
tune on the piano. 

Then Old Man Negley tegan all 
over again to teach him to lie down, 
this time pointing downward with his 
finger every time he gave the com- 
mand. Soon the pointed finger sufficed, 
without a word being spoken. The 
gesture alone was enough to make the. 
collie drop to earth. 

Later this was varied by the point- 
ing of the finger to various nearby 
spots; xiid the pup learned to lie 
down in whatsoever place the finger 
indicated. In like manner the stretch- 
ing out of tiie hand, with no verbal 
command, was the only signal needed 
to make him "shake." 

From this, Old Man Negley went on 
to one of the simplest and yet most 
difiicult-seeming tricks that ?an be 
taught to non-trick do;js. 

■Taking oetw^en his fingers a bit of 
food, he held it in front of the collie's 
nose. The dog stepped forward to 
get it. 

Old Man NegSey drew it slowly 
away, moving his hand in a circle so 
that the pup also followed the food in 
a circle. 

"Waltz. Waltz. Waltz," bade the 
old man throughout the maneuver. 

As the circle was completed, he gave 
the fragment of food to the pursuing 
puppy, praising and patting him as 

Again and again he repeated this 
circular gesture, together with the end- 
less iteration of the word, "Waltz." 

Presently the collie grew confused; 
and no longer showed the same zest 
for following the food. As before, Old 
Man Negley stopped and began to 
romp with him. 

But by the next afternoon the dog 
was following in a circle a hand that 
held no food. Having learned what 
was required, he no longer needed the 
titbit to lure him on. The moving 
hand was enough, though Old Man 
Negley always rewarded the complet- 
ing of the circle by praise and a gift 
of food. 

By the third afternoon the pace was 
increased, so that the pup now turned 

swiftly, as on an axis, in fglio.VE.tnj? tha 
fast-c^eh7^.\vMrr Gn the fourth day 
Man Negley s command. Tne old mapr ^i^Pe""^ 

Some TKings to Beware Of 

Beware of idle moments ! Beware 
of the beginnings of evil ! Above all, 
and more than all, beware lest you 
once admit the fatal intrusion of evil 
thoughts. In solemn and awful earn- 
est I would say to you, "Watch and 
pray lest ye enter into temptation."— 


Eloquence is the appropriate organ 
of the highest personal energy. — Emer- 

was dramatically loud JLnn'is" delight 
at so wonderfu'rf* performance. 

On .As next order to lie down, the 

puppy eagerly dropped to the ground. 

And the praise and the feeding were 


'That's all for today," announced 
Old Man Negley. "We won't make 
him do it again; but we'll stop while 
he's still proud of himself and while 
it's a stunt and not yet a chore. I'll 
be around tomorrow." 

On the next day the young collie 
lay down the second time he was bid- 
den to, and after a single hand pres- 
sure. He did the same thing five 
times, in intervals of a romp, during 
the next quarter hour. 

"He knows it, now-, colonel," re- 
ported Old Man Negley. "Tell him to 
do it about three times a day for the 
next week. By that time it'll be rooted 
in his mind for life. 

The following afternoon's lesson 
was given up to teaching tiie puppy to 
shake hands. 

This was far e»sier of achievement; 
since the offering of a friendly paw 
is one of a puppy's natural gestures. 

Sitting in front of the collie, Old 
Man Negley would pick t:p one fore- 
paw, repeating "Shake hands. Shake 
hands. Shake hands," throughout the 
operation ; and then giving the former 
meed of praise and food. 

After the third attempt, the puppy's 
attention began to wander. At once 
the old man fumbled in his pocket for 
food and gave the collie a stick to 
race after. 

In another few minutes, he recom- 
menced the lesson. And, in short time, 
the collie was shaking hands to order 
with the effusiveness of a politician. 

By the end of the fourth lesson the 
dog had not only mastered these first 
two flcks, but was going through 
fhem with the conceited delight of a 

was no need to move the hand. 
At the command, "Waltz !" the puppy 
spun gayly about in circles. 

"I don't care for trick dogs," said 
Old Man Negley, as tlfe lessons came 
to an end. "Some do; but I don't. 1 
believe In training a dog to do one oi 
two such things; to brighten up his 
mind. But after that I never teach 
anything except what is likely to be 
useful to him or to his master, in tha 
ordinary run of life. 

"Colonel, this pup of yours has be- 
gun to learn. What's more, he's be- 
gun to love to learn. He'll be more 
eager now for you to teach him than 
you'll be to do it. And he'll master 
any simple stunt you want him to. 

"Only, just keep on remembering 
that you can spoil a dog forever by 
losing your head, when you're educat- 
ing him; and by teaching him to 
cringe instead of to be happy. 

"That isn't mollycoddle talk. If a 
dog does wrong, punish him. Bui 
punish him for his own fault; not aa 
a vent for your temper. Light pun- 
ishment has just as good an effect as 
heavy. A slap on the hip is better 
than a kick in the ribs." 

(Copyright by the McXaugW Syndicate. Inc.) 

Eve's Apples Grow in Ceylon 

Trees that are said to bear what the 
Mohammedans regard as "Eve's ap- 
ples," flourish in Ceylon, but are diffi- 
cult to grow elsewhere, says Popular 
Mechanics Magazine. The blossom has 
a pleasant odor, but the fruit, which 
resembles an orange on the outside 
and is a deep crimson within, is poi- 

The apples are dented as though a 
piece had been bitten out of them 
Naturalists have been unable to ex- 
plain this phenomenon. The Moham- 
medan belief is that the mark and the 
peculiar coloring of the fruit are warn- 
ings against Its noxious properties. 



E ght o'clock came and died. 
|> took its place Tlie bell struck 
5„ then eleven, and finally twelve. 
It*ie Warner set her first table 
g a hotel — or rathe; - , she watched 
l.set. Murray and Judy did the 
Srk. Not that sne didn't want ten 
|e did. But Murray and Judy 
|r' there. 

rWe're not lanv. We can work, 
feu just sit the.e; and if you do 
■i as we tell you, I'll paint your 
hart rait Lett." 

■'Ccod! I'll buy it from you." 

Kirray scored over Judy. 

rr'You are an artist, aren't you? 

if had forgotten it." 

|f 'Yes, when wil' you sit for me? 

jyhal about this afternoon at 

Beauty Spring- I'll let you take a 

Brink, too. Might help you a little, 

Lou know." 
N>ne of your brilliant remarks, 

Mease " She laughed as she spoke. 
Murray and I are going horse- 
ack riding this afternoon. We'll 
iave to find ano+her time for you 

mmort,ali7e my beauty!" she 
jonccaied her contempt and de- 
ceived both her hearers. 

We can ride another time." 

Murriay felt foolish as Bettie 
tared at him in blank amazement, 
he tried to fumble an excuse, 
fone cam-~. She knit her eyelashes. 
And you, too, a disappointment." 

Judy Rayburn, the waiter with 
lue checked gingham aprcn tied 
round his waist (He had a natural 
istaste for the regular white 
art: offered him) efficiently play- 

1 his role in the dining room, 
nd at Beauty Spring, rumored 
5 Pence DeLecn' • Fountain cf e- 
srnal Yoath, situated at the foot 
f a little knoll on Lookout Moun- 
lin, he that afternoon sought ref- 
ge from the sweltering' heat that 
pnetratej even the Alabama 

then, half reluctantly admitted to with me." He had whispered in the LOCAL AND PERSONAL 

herself, "ch I guess he's alright. ; moonlight, we must go some night 
B3ttiC served that night. Judy before we Iqave the place that 

to.k a new stock of humor and fun. 
Bet lie was a waitress in a hotel 
dining rcoin. Most of the fun, how- 
ever he saved for their own din- 
ing hour. When it came he was 
really entertaining. 

One word said. 


Two words! 

Ev'en Bettie laughed — as merily 
as the others. 

And as he leisurely, casually, 
free.y talked, +hey exploded in 

T e dining room, reverberated, 
The walls echoed back the 

Betttie iaughed, and laughed and 

Tliat night before her mirror 
she looked herseif straight in the 

'Bet lie Warner, I'm surprised at 
yen' Why aid you ever laugh at a 
clown lik- Judy?" 

For awhile she argued with her- 
self. Then, turning out the light 
and jumping into bed she smiled, 

oh, I gu'jss he's alright." 

Before Bettie realized it the 
week was almost gone. Swiftly — 
too swiftly — it had passed. She was 
happier chan ever before in her 
life. A radiance had came into her 
face that portrayed the happiness 
she was enjoying on . the great 
mountain top. Judy's wit, humor 
and fun had been contagious. Bet- 
tie helped him scatter it. Every- 
one was ir. a iaugidng meed at all 
times. The company of church go- 
ers and Christian workers assem- 
bled at Mentone had caught the 
Spirit of Youth which had. been 
rsoorted there by the magnttic jol- 
lity of Judy, and »veryohe entered 
into the full activities of the 
week with a zest that would have 
been impossible had it not been for 
the laughs, tho congeniality, the 

Bettie took retuge with him — j humor, the pleasure that Judy and 
lid posed. All afternoon she sat 
^de,. t he crystal fountain. 
I Rested, .and anticipating her 
ork at ' Pickup'' she reported 
rcmptly to her post of duty that 
ght. As she joined her partner, 
ell groomed for the evening meal, 
I looked at him critically, and 

his .associates were capable oi cre- 
ating and niaintdningP^ H ESflfil 
On Thursday morning Nettie 
caught herself locking forwan~d to 
the night when she would go to 
Sunset Rock with Judy— alone — 
f or ? long talk. 

*' wan-, you to go to Sunset 

meart so much to both of us. Will 
you go with me — alone — to talk a 
long time — Bettie? He pressed her 
hand a little closer. 

" V-4, I'? go anywhere with you," 
her voice betrayed what she 
wouldn't admit to herself. I'll yo 
with you anywhere here," she 
amended it, I'll go Thursday night. 

And Thursday morning she was 
glad. Ton ght was to be Judy's 
night. As she looked into the mir- 
lor, eyes couldn't lie to eyes. A- 
fraid of what she saw m her own 
leek she stamped her fcot and 
breathed, never!" I positively re- 
fuse to love him. I'm going to love 

Before Thursday morning had 
passed to take its place in her cal- 
endar of memories as a day of ut- 
most importance she spent an 
hour with Ruth, an hour of sweet 
confidences, and the two friends 
poured cut each to the other the 
secrets of her heart. Bettie's eyes 
were opened, her heart pricked. 

Site of-en indulged in tete a 
tetes witn the various' girls and 
boys and she found pleasure in 
doing so. tor besides hiking, swim- 
ming horseback riding, canoeing 
fishing, and the many other sports 
at which the Mentoners delighted 
in displaying prowess, Bettie felt 
that these simple conversations 
meant much in knittting friend- 
ships closer 

Today -he learned things. 

Judy -the one no one ever took 
serinu^y — who would seme day be 
famous as an artist, or as a corn- 
median (?nore probably both) had 
lis'-.ncd eagerly to Ruth's story that 
ight wa back yonder when they 
ad ail gone to Sunset.' "Way back 
yonder — was it? Not yet a week 
r.go — who could realize it? What 
wonders had come to pass in the 
six days between then and the 
hour the *.vfo gins were spending 
together! What changes had been 

wrought, ^-lixdiays ag'o Bettie, mov- her /{aufhter. Miss Alice Lcwery. 

Mr. EiiJrine Ramsay, Mr. and 
Mrs. William Ramsay; 'Mr. An- 
drew Ram;.-ay and Mrs. Janet Ers- 
kinr Ram&y Kelley spent Foun- 
ders Day j'.as gu sts of Alabama 

Dr. Ucjuy of the University of 
Alabama jfpent Founders Day as 
the guest Alabama College. 

Misses Wclma Taylor, Dorothy 
Baughma 3 4, Rebecca Ford were 
eeent visitors. 

Among ] the guests present on 
Founders Day were: Mr. and Mrs. 
Alto V. lee and firnily, the guests 
of their daughter Rloise; Mr. and 
Mrs. A. T Taylor, guests of their 
daughter Velma; Mr. and Mrs. Vic- 
tor H. Efanson, Governor W. W 

Elizabeth Ward had as her guest 
her mother over 'he week end. 

Mr. Bill Ware was a recent guest 
Miss Frances Rush recently. 

Mrs. Alphus Biown (nee Miss 
Margare 1 - Gay) was a recent guest 
of Misa Kathleen Chester and Miss 
,-rene Reeves. 

Miss Kathleen Pope spent the 
weeK end in Birmingham. 

Mr. Hugo Blacif was a recent 
guest of Miss Hazel Black. 

Mr. Thomas Dyer Abernathy 
was the guest of Miss Frances Lof- 
<in recently.. 

Miss Lucy Stovens and Ann 
Jones spent the week end in Birm 

Mr. Edwin De Weese was the 
guest of Miss Leath Sunday night. 

Miss Mildred Thompson spent 
the week end in Beosemer recent- 

Miss Minnie Lamherth and Ma- 
ry K. Wihmgham spent the week 
end in Birmingham as the guest of 
Miss Fiances Lewis. 

Mi, an Mrs. John Davis, Mr. 
snd Mrs. Creely were guests of 
Helen Da vis and Rosalie Creely 
over the weeek end. 

Mrs.' ii. A. Lc.vvery spent the 
week end and Founders Day with 

|;chool at -he University of Alaba- 
ma this ^ ear. 


Mrs. Jim Wood and Mrs. Eugene 
Reed from Birrnmgiiarn were the| 
guests of Miss Mary Hill last Sun- 

Miss Mary C. Hungerford mo- 
tored to Birmingham last Sunday 
with her sister, Miss Alice Hun- 
gerford of Selma. 

Friends of Miss Mary Hill will 
be glad to know that she is out 
again after a week's illness in the 

Miss Lillian Moore of Marion 
will be the week end guest of Miss 
Marion H?mna and Miss Altheae 

Miss Genieve Turberville, who 
will be remembered by her many 
friends as one of the most attrac- 
tive students of last year, writes 
that she is enjoying "Breneau" life, 
but that she longs to be in Ala- 
bama College once more. 

Ready to Serve Yon! 

Personal Shopper at 

ed by the solemn majesty of God 
and nature and inspired by the as 
sembly at Mentone had desired to 
remain there. She had been sad, 
and was thinking that poverty, 
certainly, was her predestined al- 
lotment. Way back yonder — that 
night n«t yet a week ago, Ruth 
had told Judy Bettie's story, a 
simnle story but a powerful one. 
Of her fmbitions her struggles, 
her sacrifices, her real self — of 
these things Ruth had spoken. 
Judy had listened quietly. 'Way 

Prat :, s ' spent 
Sylacauva with 




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Sheerest of hosieiy, daintest cf und nvear, nece-siary toilet 
,arl ; cles and all knids of material by the yarl. 
' — Yov can place absolute fait' 1 
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fcr. -— == 

-she loath 
Did she 

back yonder — way 
ed -Judy. Did sh& 
exchange confiderjees with Ruth? 
Did she a? she learned that — oh, 
well, he?' staying at Mentone was 
not a happen so. Did she? 
To be continued 

Blue Walls and Fl lea. 
Blue color keeps flies from a room, 
declares Alexander Duckhatn, an Eng- 
lish experimenter. Lord Avebury, a 
great bee lover, once experimented 
to find out the effect of color on waspa. 
He decided they had no color sense; 
It Is scent rather than color that wel- 
comes an insect, though nature em- 
ploys color in addition. One plant at- 
tracts its necessary Insect satellite by 
smelling like bad meat 

M^s E izabeth 
the week end in 
her parents. 

Miss Rewena Langley spent the 
week end in Syiacauga with her 

Miss Frances Selder spent sev- 
eral days the guest of Miss. Win- 
fred Castlemam 

Miss tgnes Ha dy sp .t the 
week e:-- 1 with i/iss El', abeth 


Dv/elters on Ve-.u • .us. 
There are nearly 1C0.0WJ Inhabitants 
on the slop«a and skirts of Vesuvius 

FRENCH BOOTERY, Birmingham, Ala. 

Zeta Pi Delta Club 

Miss iGladys Waldrop and Miss 
An.e Song have returned from 
Camp fWinnataska where they 
spent a| most enjoyable time at- 
tendingjthc Y. W. C A. 

Miss fanie Croox Steels was the 
guest cit friends last week end. 

Wo were delig) ted to have Miss 
Frances ; ,Eap3-port and Miss Julia 
Riddle of w adsde.i with us Sunday. 

Miss Hei'en Allison will be with 
us againjtne second quarter. Three 
cheers ftp Baby. 

Kar pa Sigma Phi 

The members of the Kappa Phi 
Sigma Phi Club who returned to 
Alabama jColiege "his year are Nel 
lie Whita Ibbie Jones, Fay Cotney 
Leita OrV Grace Bramblett and 
five pledjjes, Elizabeth Graves, Es- 
the • Rear an, Dessie Johnson, An 
nie I^ee Ftcyd and Ruby Floyd. 

The Aljiph Sa.dhe Club has chang 
ed us name to Kappa Sigma Phi. 

Miss Sophie Walker is teaching 
at Eicfrid^e this year. 

We are" very g<lad to note that 
Miss Verdfc Mae Helms is super- 
visor of Elementary Schools in Eibb 
county thjs year. 

Miss Et^iice Mathews is teach- 
ing Home I' Economics at Carbon 
Hill. ! 

Tiie U. ?. i lootball game at 
Auburn lalt Satnrday, was spen- 
sored by ?.fss Ibbie Jonees. 

Miis Anriie Jones will remain at 
home this winter. 

Miss Beatrice Jones is in Geral- 
dine, Miss fhelma Holmes is in 
Altoema and Miss Agnes Grimslej 
is teaching in Center. 
Miss Sadie Pou icey is attending 

Appreciation Expressed 
For Founder's Day Spir'it 

G'/atitude has been expressed by 
the President of the college, the 
Dean, other offic. rs, and the stu- 
dent senate for the wonderful co- 
operation manifested by the stu- 
dent body on Founder's Day, Mon- 
day, October 12th. 

D-. Palmer describes the day as 
the most successful event ever 
sponsored by Alabama College, 
nd every one who had anything 
to do with the proceedings of the 
day, attributes its success to the 
tudents, while the senate sponsor- 
ed the festivities, and the cooper- 
ation of the students, and while all 
details were arranged by the of- 
ficials of th e school, and committees, 
in charge it is Mt that the bulk 




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was evident throughout the en- 
tire day. 

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Droits, candies, cakes, and 
butter kist pop corn 


Past Year Cost $10,321,679.80; 
Duty to Ex-Service Men 


Heavier Demands for War Ser- 
vice Laid to New Legislation 
Granting Wide Benefits. 


Duty to Ex-Service and Service 
Men First Responsibility 
of the Red Cross. 


Nurses Guard Community 
Health; Home Hygiene and 
Nutrition Featured. 

A marked increase in the service 
given by the American Red Cross to 
ex-service, men, through Chapters, hos- 
pitals, Government and Red Cross 
offices during the past year, and which 
volume is expected to be maintained 
during most of the fiscal year ending 
June 30, 1926, is shown in the re- 
ports of the war service activities of 
the organization *-'st completed. 

Service disabled and to 

men now m active service continued 
to be one of the primary obligations 
of the Red Cross. The increased ac- 
tivities in this regard were attributed 
largely to the legislation giving new 
benefits t"o ex-service men. 

The keystone of the Red Cross ser- 
vice lies in the Home Service work 
of the chapters to veterans and men 
still in service. At the close of the 
fiscal year June 30, 1925, 2,591 Chap- 
ters were active in this work and had 
expended approximately $2,237,000. 

Included in their work was assist- 
ance to ex-service men in making out 
adjusted compensation papers, in the 
handling of claims reopened, or made 
possible under liberalized terms of 
the World" War Veterans' Act of 1921; 
and in many other ways. 

An unusual amount of legislation 
passed by Congress and State bodies 
has necessitated the issue of much 
new material in the past year. Leg- 
islation was passed during the 
year liberalizing conditions applying 
to hospitalization, compensation and 
other benefits under the Veterans' 
Bureau; this in turn has entailed re- 
opening of many claims formerly dis- 
allowed, filing of many new ones, and 
many applications for hospitalization. 
The Claims Service at National Head- 
quarters this year handled 17,506 in 
comparison with 12,010 cases the pre- 
vious year. 

Increased service to men in hospi 
tals was noted, as well in the number 
of hospitals in which service was 
maintained by the organization. Due 
to new legislation an increase of over 
6,000 patients were admitted for hos- 
pitalization, a new peak approximating 
that of March 1922. Since a large 
number of this group includes pa- 
tients not eligible for compensation, 
the solution of their personal and fam- 
ily problems has involved careful 
study by the National Organization. 

There are 30,000 disabled ex-service 
men in Government hospitals every 
day of the year, and their need has 
directly led to a revival of the best- 
known and perhaps most popular ac- 
tivity the Red Cross sponsored in war 
—a new campaign for knitted "Red 
Cross sweaters." These articles are 
among the few not furnished by the 

For the men still on active duty in 
the Army, Navy and Marines, the Red 
Cross during the year maintained 
Field Directors at all important sta- 
tions, camps, and hospitals of these 
armed forces of the country. 

A monthly average of 96,931 service 
and ex-service men were aided by the 
Red Cross during the year. 

The man in service, and the man 
who has served his country are among 
the primary responsibilities for which 
the American Red Cross is chartered 
by Congress. Nevertheless it has 
many other obligations and it is on 
this basis that an appeal will be made 
for a larger enrollment than ever dur- 
ing the Annual Roll Call, Armistice 
Day, November 11, to November 26. 

The increasing appreciation by the 
American people of the value of a na- 
tional health structure is reflected in 
the comprehensive machinery built up 
by the American Red Cross and kept 
in constant operation in the past year, 
in the interest of national health. | 

Instruction in home hygiene and 
care of the sick, in nutrition; inspec- 
tion of school children, the mainte- 
nance of an effective nursing service, 
all formed a part of the Red Cross oiv 
ganization assisting in keeping Amer- 
ica well. 

Altogether 51,121 students wet in- 
structed in home hygiene and cais ol 
the sick, Including 31,430 schoo stu- i 
dents, of whom 20,381 received cer- 
tificates. This work reached the Gir! 

serves; also telephone compa 1'es. 

public and private schools, commu- j 
nity and industrial groups. An un- j 
usual fact of this service was its adap- 
tion to the needs of the blind, through ' 
transcription of the text book in j 
Braille print. 

The year's work also demonstrated j 
a growing understanding and appre- j 
ciation on the part of Red Cross field 
representatives, chapters, co-operating j 
agencies and others, of the place of 
nutrition in community programs, 
looking to community health. 

There were 2,800 dietitians enrolled 
during the year; regular nutrition in- 
struction reached 138,065 children; 
20,359 adults attended nutrition meet- 
ings, while 1,885 schools were aided 
in furnishing lunches. 

Co-operative relationships were es- 
tablished with various Government 
and educational agencies in making 
this branch of the Red Cross health 
work more effective. 

Another of the health-promoting ac- 
tivities of the Red Cross lies in its 
public health nursing service. There 
are nearly 1,000 such nurses serving 
in every part of the country. 

As an invaluable reservoir in time 
of a great national emergency, ther-3 
is enrolled under the Red Cross ban- 
ner a reserve of 42,002 nurses. In a 
number of disasters during the past 
year in which the Red Cross has 
aided, and where the services of the 
nurses were required, they have been 
among the first to mobilize. 

At Lorain, O., last year 34 enrolled 
Red Cross nurses were engaged in re- 
lief work, while 124 were employed in 
the mid- west tornado disaster relief 
operation of this year. The work of 
Mrs. Dorothy Davis Sleichter, a Red 
Cross public health nurse statioied at 
Fairbanks, Alaska, in checking! a flu 
epidemic at Fort Yukon, in the Arctic, 
has won praise from all who knew 
of it. 

It is to assist in maintaining such 
valuable services to the community 
that the American Red Cross invites 
members during its ninth annual roll 
call, November 11 to 26, the only such 
appeal which the Red Cross makes in 
the year. 

Washington. — The national and in- 
ternational services of the American 
Red Cross are portrayed graphically 
in a statement of the Red Cross 
finances for the past fiscal year ended 
June 30, 1925. Expenditures by the 
Red Cross (including both the Na- 
tional Organization and the Chapters) 
during this period aggregated $10,- 

The obligation of the American Red 
Cross to the ex-service and service 
men is represented in this sum by a 
total expenditure of $4,225,292.61. In 
the interests of disabled veterans, the 
Red Cross expended $3,577,916.42, of 
which $1,677,916.42 came from the Na- 
tional Organization, and $1,900,000 
from the more than 3,000 Chapters 
and local branches of the society. 
Red Cross services to the men of the 
Regular Army and Navy the past year 
called for $€47,376.19, of which the 
National Organization furnished $310,- 
376.19, and the Chapters, $337,000. 

Sharing in importance with this re- 
sponsibility was the Red Cross work 
of disaster relief during the year. In 
these operations there was absorbed 
a total of $1,922,782.90 up to June 30, 
this year. This represented $1,622,- 
782.90 of National Organization funds 
and $300,000 from the Chapters. Re- 
lief in foreign disasters amounted to 
$285,579.35. This sum was appropri- 
ated altogether by the National Or- 

Insular and foreign operations of the 
American Red Cross during the year 
included relief in foreign disasters, 
the League of Red Cross Societies, 
Junion Red Cross Foreign Projects, 
assistance to insular Chapters and 
similar functions. Besides its disas- 
ter relief, the National Organization 
financed these other branches of for- 
eign work also, including $110,238.72 
for assistance to insular chapters, 
$177,460 for the League of Red Cross 
Societies, $84,384.43 for Junior proj- 
ects abroad, and $80,057.62 for other 
insular and foreign operations. 

In addition to its paramount duty to 
assist veterans and other service men 
and their families, and its disaster 
relief, the Red Cross expended at 
home through its national and chapter 
funds, a total of $1,029,616.05 for its 
Public Health Nursing Service; $154,- 
135.09 for nutrition instruction; $314,- 
422.76 for First Aid and Life Saving; 
$445,707.34 for Junior Red Cross; 
$132,759.88 for instruction in Home 
Hygiene and Care of the Sick; and 
carried on similarly important home ; 
uutiea. Included in the latter were J 
■j-.-t v ~l ufthifesSrMces as thelSnroIled 
Nurses' Reserve, for which the Na- 
tional Organization expended $45,- 
562.64; while other national opera- 
tions at home amounted to $302,957.64. 
The chapters, in addition to the large 
part they played in all Red Cross 
activity, spent $678,000 of their own 
funds on general chapter services. 

The broad humanity of the Ameri- 
can Red Cross can never be measured 
by the money it costs, but even in 
bare terms of dollars and cents, the 
scope of its work is indicated. A 
study of these facts also shows the 
necessity for the largest possible en- 
rollment, since Red Cross service is 
maintained almost entirely by its 
membe~ship. The annual invitation 
to participate in this work through 
membership in the American Red 
Cross, is extended- from Armistice 
Day, November 11, to Thanksgiving. 
November 26. 

It seems to me we do not dwell 

Enough upon the past; 
Intent on what tomorrow holds 

We speed along so fast 
That what our fathers were and did 

We seldom contemplate, . 
Nor do we seek their sage advice — 
Until it is too late. 

There's nothing to be gained thru haste; 

Great movements take their tima 
We ought to think before we act, 

And caution is no crime! 
With history wise men confer, 
And from the past they gain 
Instruction and philosophy 
That strengthen, yet restrain 


authorities, intensive training in first 
aid and rescue methods has been 
given to State police and constabulary 
members at four State training 


Instruction in these subjects in 
Public and private schools, colleges 
and universities has increased during 
the year. Attention has been given to 
training teachers at institutes and 
summer schools. 

The Red Cross first aid railroad car 
has been in continuous operation 
throughout the year. It covered 
10,340 miles, visiting 137 cities, where 
1,200 meetings were conducted by the 
surgeons, with a total of 146,827 

Industries particularly have availed 
themselves of the instruction affordac 
Trr the Red Cross. The Western Elec- 
tric Company, for example, reports s 
reduction of the accident rate pel 
1,000 employees. 

Red Cross First Aid 
Popular in America 
As Accidents Gain 

No appeal is so international as that 
to the humanity of every people. The 
sum of $1.50 from a Japanese boy in 
Tokio to the Santa Barbara relief fund 
bespeaks a world of friendsl ip, en- 
gendered by the American Ret Cross 

When the mariners on the hUh seas 
enroll 100 per cent, in the American 
Red Cross, should you lag behind? 

Join the American Red Cross whose 
work is your expression of ; our hu- 
man impulses. 

The rapidly mounting toll from 
traffic accidents has brought home to 
the public the necessity of being pre- 
pared to render prompt assistance 
while awaiting the doctor. During the 
past year 356 chapters of the Ameri- 
can Red Cross were instructing 
classes in First Aid, and in the same 
period certificates were issued to 
20,601 persons qualified by Red Cross 

Many cities throughout the United 
States are showing interest in secur- 
ing first aid instruction for their po- 
lice and fire department personnel, 
and through the work of local chap- 
ters, practical results have been ob- 
tained in sur/i cities as Washington, 
D. C; Toleio, O.; Boston, Mass.; 
South Bend and Indianapolis, Ind.; 
Port Arthur, Texas, and other commu- 
nities. In co-operation with the State 

Architectural Gemt 

BesK'r Woltey's great hall and 
kitcher. Christ church, Oxford, boasts 
two oi. the finest English examples 
of the Gothic style of architecture, 
hOthCTraH3^^re~tiian a century after 
Gothic became merely a historical 
term. One of these, the stairway to 
the hall, was designed in 1G40 by a 
genius known only as "Smith of Lon- 
don." S^''"fip 

The other, Tom tower, carrying the 
Great Tom bell which every night 
rings 101 peals to announce the clos- 
ing of college gates, was designed 
by Christopher Wren, architect of St. 
Paul's, in one of the few happy mo- 
ments when he really sensed the feel- 
ing of medieval builders. 

English Writer Tells 

"Tall" Fish Storiei 

The winter garden of the Savojj 
hotel, London, was the scene of a dou- 
ble tragedy a few weeks ago. Fof 
many years two goldfish, named Er| 
nest and Eva, made their home in thel 
fountain there. Guests from all partsj 
of the world admired them, for' thi 
fish were famous on account of thel 

As soon as a cork was put In theJ 
water, Ernest would leap over It inj 
a flash of gold, and sometimes woulC 
turn a somersault in the air. One day,jj 
however, a thoughtless guest flicked] 
some cigar ash into the fountain, an< 
the fish were poisoned. 

Another notable goldfish died recent-, 
ly. His npme was Peter, and for four- 
teen years he lived in the garden 
fountain of St. Andrew-by-the-Ward- 
robe, London. 

Legends of long-lived fish are nn-jj 
merous. One of the most interesting 
concerns the "Holy Trout of Kilgee- 
ver." This fish lived for many years 
in a well in the west of Ireland. Tra- 
dition says that., when French troop! 
landed there more thnn a century ag< 
they ran short of food, and certain 
soldiers decided to have the trout 
fried for dinner. When they put hin4g 
on the pan, the trout disappeared upi 
the chimney and found his way back;' 
to the well, where he lived for many 
years.— London Tit-Bits. 

During the Discussion, 
"Bah, you have no religion." "Tos,| 
I have a religion, hut I don't get mad 
over it." 


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Senators of Alabama College in 
their regular session Tuesday, Nov. 3 
entered into a detailed discussion of 
"What's Wrong With Our Campus," 
and full reports from the four com- 
mittees appointed to look into the situ- 
ation were read and adopted. 

Faye Turner and her committee 
tolled the hell of discontent. They 
presented the problem as it is present 
at Alabama College, called for a dis- 
cussion and proposed methods for rem- 
edying the trouble. Miss Turner and 
her committeemen are really of the 
opinion that students of Alabama Col- 
lege are not half as discontented as 
they think themselves to he. Discon- 
tent is contagious, they seem to think. 
They remarked that if the members of 
the Senate would themselves take a 
more contented, happy attitude, the re- 
action on the student body would be 
desirable. For, they believe, if discon- 
tent is contagious then contentment 
must also be contagious. The causes 
for the discontent of the student body 
were discussed, and the committee and 
others are at work seeking solutions 
for the causes. 

Lucy Hall, chairman of another com- 
mittee for the study of the same prob- 
lem brought to the Senate the report 
that there is a lack of a general feel- 
ing of helpfulness and interest among 
the students. Several suggestions as 
methods for solving it were rendered. 

Other committee chairmen were 
Maybelle Conner and Lydia Finklea. 
Among many evils they enumerated as 
existing on the campus were those of 
selfishness and lack of interest in the 
activities of the students body as a 

Most suggestions and propositions 
made to the -Senate were tangible and 
practical, but it was felt and under- 
stood that no method employed to bet- 
ter conditions on the campus, could 
revolutionize Alabama College thor- 
oughly. What the Senate means to do 
1s to' present the problems, propose 
their solution and create a sentiment. 

The Senate feels that Alabama Col- 
lege is a mighty institution. The 
spirit of its students is good, and the 
better characteristics far outweigh the 
worse. It is only because the Sena- 
tors realize that the Alabama College 
spirit can be better and greater, and 
that the campus can be made cleaner, 
and the lives of the students happier 
than now, that the question was un- 

It is believed at the outset of the 
campaign for the cleaning up of our 
campus life, that the Senate will be 
both justified and rewarded in taking 
its present action. 

"Yale News' Edits 
World Court Article 


Christmas Pageant To 
Be Given by Sophs — 
Symbolic Story 
Told to Music 

Alabamian To Publish Compete Series| 

The '-Yale News" is planning a series 
of articles on every phase of the 
Vorld Court question by men of nation- 
ally known ability and eminence. The 
World Court Committee of the Coun- 
cil of Christian Associations, represent- 
ing the Student Christian Movement 
of America, has just completed ar- 
rangements with the "News" whereby 
the six best of these articles will be 
made available to every college paper 
in the nation which desires to publish 
the series. Both sides and all angles 
of the subject will be treated. Those 
from whom articles are assured are: 
Professor Irving Fisher, President 
Hamilton Holt, Professor Manley Hud- 
son, Professor Herbert Adams Gibbons 
and Former Governor William E. 
Sweet. Other articles come from the 
following: Senator George Wharton 
Pepperi George W. Wickersham, Chas. 
Evans Hughes, President Glann Frank, 
John W. Davis and Herbert Hoover. 

The arrangement for publication in 
the Alabamian is as follows: 

1. In each edition of the Alabamian 
hereafter for six issues one of the 
articles will he published. 

2. The Alabamian will give a credit 
line to the "Yale News." 

3. The Alabamian agrees to pub- 
lish the entire series. 

4. The first of the series by Prof. 
Irving Fisher, of Yale, is published in